Studio Movie Grill opens Feb. 4 at Royal Lane and Central, bringing the company’s successful format close to the neighborhood. Opening day features a number of first-run movies, including 27 Dresses, Cloverfield and The Bucket List. If you aren’t familiar with how the place works, the main difference between a regular theater and the movie grill is that you receive food service at your seats, which are organized around small tables — it’s similar to what the Granada offered years ago when Keith McKeague was running it (anyone know what McKeague is up to now?) The new Dallas location — the company’s fifth in the area — is behind the McDonald’s at Royal & Central in a strip center that seemingly has had a hard time getting going despite 10 or so years of seasoning.

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