CMX Cinemas acquires Star Cinema Grill, including two Spring-area theaters

CMX Cinemas and Star Cinema Grill jointly announced a purchase agreement March 16 through which CMX will acquire all of Star Cinema Grill’s 10 existing locations. (Adriana Rezal/Community Impact)
CMX Cinemas and Star Cinema Grill jointly announced a purchase agreement March 16 through which CMX will acquire all of Star Cinema Grill’s 10 existing locations. (Adriana Rezal/Community Impact)

CMX Cinemas and Star Cinema Grill jointly announced a purchase agreement March 16 through which CMX will acquire all of Star Cinema Grill’s 10 existing locations. (Adriana Rezal/Community Impact)

CMX Cinemas and Star Cinema Grill jointly announced a purchase agreement through which CMX will acquire all of Star Cinema Grill’s 10 existing locations, including two in the Spring and Klein area, according to a March 16 news release. CMX Cinemas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cinemex, while Star Cinema Grill is an operator of upscale dine-in movie theaters, mostly in the Greater Houston area.

“We are thrilled that Star Cinema Grill and the wonderful people that work for this company will have the opportunity to be part of a growing, premiere, international cinema operator such as CMX, that holds itself to the same high standards as we do,” said Omar Khan, Star Cinema Grill president and chief executive officer, in a statement.

The acquisition will position CMX Cinemas to become the seventh-largest movie theater chain in the U.S., 51 theaters and 504 screens across 13 states, the release states.

This move comes just after CMS Cinemas’ recent acquisition of Cobb Theatres.

“The acquisition creates a perfect fit for CMX due to our shared vision with Star Cinema Grill to provide an exceptional guest experience,” Cinemex and CMX CEO Rogelio Velez said in a statement. “We thank Star Cinema Grill for its continued support during this process, and in turn, CMX reiterates the commitment to offer the best service to all our guests.”


The Spring-area theaters affected by the acquisition include one in Vintage Park, located at 114 Vintage Park Blvd., Bldg. H, Ste. J, Houston, and another in Springwoods Village, located at 1495 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring. 713-715-4707 (Vintage Park). 832-953-7827 (Springwoods Village). www.starcinemagrill.net
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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