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Studio Movie Grill premieres new prototype theater at Fort Worth complex

Studio Movie Grill premieres prototype theater at Fort Worth complex

Studio Movie Grill Chisholm Trail
The theater adds 12 new screens for moviegoers in Fort Worth. Photo courtesy of Studio Movie Grill

UPDATE: After months of delays, Studio Movie Grill finally has an opening date: Friday, August 28. According to a release, the theater will open in time for Warner Bros’ release of the buzzy Christopher Nolan movie Tenet, and also Disney’s The New Mutants. SMG Chisholm Trail is at 5413 Sierra Springs Ln., at the southeast corner of Chisholm Trail Parkway and McPherson Boulevard. For information about COVID-19 protocols and tickets, visit the website.


There's a new movie theater coming to town: Dallas-based Studio Movie Grill will open a new flagship theater in Fort Worth at the Shops At Chisholm Trail Ranch development.

According to a release, this will be a new prototype, and construction is completed. The theater will open in April as anchor for the center.

This will be SMG's 14th location in Texas, but it's the first in Fort Worth. The chain has theaters in 10 states nationwide.

Featuring 12 screens and over 1200 luxury leather recliners, SMG Chisholm Trail will be the largest anchor of the newest Fort Worth retail development and, as longtime fans of SMG’s unique model know, offer guests the opportunity to not only enjoy a movie and meal but also a comfortable neighborhood restaurant and bar experience.

“We are thrilled to have Studio Movie Grill as the entertainment anchor to The Shops at Chisholm Trail Ranch.  They are a major addition to the center, and will be sure to drive customer traffic to the area,” Adam Schiller, Managing Principal, StreetLevel Investments.

The Shops at Chisholm Trail Ranch, a major retail development, will house more than 200,000 square feet of shopping in what is a rapidly growing area along Chisholm Trail Parkway in southwest Fort Worth.

“On behalf of the City of Fort Worth, I’d like to congratulate Studio Movie Grill on its upcoming opening,” said Mayor Pro-Tem Jungus Jordan. “As the Councilmember of this district, I am excited to welcome Studio Movie Grill as an anchor tenant at The Shops at Chisholm Trail Ranch. Residents and visitors will appreciate Studio Movie Grill’s unique in-theatre dining concept and offering full-service dining options.”

SMG is a conscious business and its role in the community doesn’t stop with entertainment and dining. All SMG locations participate in nationwide outreach initiatives such as SMG’s legacy Special Needs Screenings and Chefs for Children program.  Proceeds from select menu items support local non-profits that serve special needs children and their families. At SMG Chisholm Trail proceeds will benefit Variety, the Children’s Charity of Texas and, along with Variety, the SMG team will be donating an adaptive bike to a local child with special needs.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be opening our newest prototype and long anticipated first in Fort Worth,” Studio Movie Grill Founder/CEO, Brian Schultz expressed. “At the core of SMG’s mission to open hearts and minds, one story at a time, is a strong desire to leave a positive wake in the communities we serve. We want residents, visitors and people who work in the area to make SMG Chisholm Trail their go-to spot to see great films and enjoy good food and fun with family and friends.”

Conceived in 1993, Studio Movie Grill (“SMG”) modernized the traditional movie-going experience by combining first-run movies with full-service, in-theater dining. They're actively hiring for this location. Applicants can go online at or apply in person at the hiring trailer onsite at 5413 Sierra Springs Ln. Monday-Friday, 10 am-12 noon and 1-7 pm.