Family Dinner and a Movie Made Easy at Star Cinema Grill in Bolingbrook

Once you try Star Cinema Grill for dinner and a movie, you’ll never go back to a traditional popcorn-only theater. Find out why.

Dinner and a movie for the whole family can be a challenge when your little ones have plenty of energy for the movie, but have a meltdown in the middle of dinner, even at their favorite restaurant. The reverse is even worse — just ask any parent who has carried an overtired child out of the theater just when the movie is getting to the best part.

Ever wish there was an easier way?

Star Cinema Grill in Bolingbrook found the sweet spot for dinner and a movie by combining the two into one wonderful entertainment experience for the whole family. The high-end dinner and a movie concept that’s great for couples and date night is perfect for family entertainment, too, says Jason Ostrow, Vice President at Star Cinema Grill.

“In any given month or year, our list of top-grossing films are family films. Our No.1 movies are always family movies,” Ostrow says.

A whole new concept for big-screen entertainment, Star Cinema Grill, located in The Promenade Bolingbrook, is one of three dinner-and-a-movie theaters in Chicago’s suburbs. (Check out Star Cinema Grill in South Barrington and Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville.) The high-end experience is a perfect fit for Chicagoland families who want to watch a great movie and enjoy an extensive menu at the same time.

In eight custom-designed auditoriums, your family can enjoy reserved seating in heated recliners and push-button service for direct access to a menu with enough variety to please each person in your crowd.

Here’s how it works:

  • Reserve your seats online or through Star Cinema Grill’s app. Each auditorium includes a selection of heated recliners and “premium pod” seating that allows for greater privacy and priority service that includes popcorn and a cozy blanket.
  • Once you’re seated, scan the QR code to access Star Cinema Grill’s menu. Make your choice from appetizers like southwest eggrolls, hummus, loaded fries, wings, quesadillas, even honey sriracha Brussels sprouts. Want something light? Enjoy a chicken Caesar salad or Cajun shrimp cobb wrap. Select from the menu’s “Feature Presentations” that include salmon fajita or grilled carne asada tacos, seared tuna, poke bowl, even a cauliflower rice stir fry (and a lot more). There are special kids’ meals, including grilled cheese, chicken tenders, cheese quesadilla, mini-cheeseburgers and pizza, plus desserts to thrill any sweet tooth.
  • Enjoying date night or time out with friends? There’s a whole beverage menu that includes fun cocktails, plus your favorite craft beers and wine.
  • When you’re ready to order, press the button at your seat and a server will appear to take your order. Lightning-fast service is a priority for Star Cinema Grill, so your server will place your order with a handheld device. You can order as many times as you’d like until 30 minutes before the end of the movie.

Now is the best time to head to the movies for a big-screen experience, and once you try Star Cinema Grill, your family won’t want to ever go back to the typical movie theater experience, Ostrow says. “Wherever we have opened across the country, it’s been a smash hit,” he says. “We thrive in the suburbs and really have wide appeal for families, couples and date nights.”

And here’s a pro tip from Ostrow: Star Cinema Grill’s Bolingbrook location has worked so hard to train kitchen staff and build a passionate team in all areas of customer service, and your family will get the very best experience.

“You’ll really enjoy the high-quality restaurant experience at Star Cinema Grill in Bolingbrook,” Ostrow says. “We’re all really proud of it and when people try it, they are blown away. Our theaters receive consistently higher reviews than any of our competitors for food service, facilities and hospitality. It makes you feel like you should be paying a lot more because the sense of value is huge.”

You’ll always be assured of a safe and comfortable environment because it’s high priority at Star Cinema Grill. Be sure to learn more about how this happens by reading the house rules and age policies.

Learn more about Star Cinema Grill in Bolingbrook and plan your family’s visit at

Claire Charlton
Claire Charlton
An enthusiastic storyteller, Claire Charlton focuses on delivering top client service as a content editor for Chicago Parent. In her 20+ years of experience, she has written extensively on a variety of topics and is keen on new tech and podcast hosting. Claire has two grown kids and loves to read, run, camp, cycle and travel.


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