Studio Movie Grill Wheaton

301 Rice Lake Square,
Wheaton, IL 60187

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Operated by: Studio Movie Grill

Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon

Functions: Bar, Movies (First Run), Restaurant

Previous Names: Rice Lake Square Cinemas

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 630.480.9557

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Studio Movie Grill, Wheaton, IL

The grand opening of this Cineplex Odeon cinema was on Friday, December 22, 1989 featuring ten completely new state-of-the-art wide screened cinemas, located in the newly built Rice Square shopping center. Striking interior design with luxurious plush seating throughout. Dolby stereo sound systems in all ten auditoriums. Completely handicapped accessible and special listening systems for hearing impaired patrons. Advance ticket purchases during regular box office hours for same day film presentations. Plentiful free parking, and real butter served on fresh, hot pop corn. The Rice Lake Square Cinemas were shuttered by Loews Cineplex at the end of August, 2003.

Just after it closed, the theater was completely gutted and occupied by a Linens-n-Things store. In 2010, the Rice Lake Linens-n-Things store was closed.

The Studio Movie Grill Wheaton opened in the building in June 2012, featuring eight screens with digital projection and reserved seating, a full service bar in the lobby and food served to you as you watch the movie, at the push of a button.

Contributed by Aaron Wood, Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 18 comments)

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on January 4, 2007 at 7:35 pm

As did the Golf Glen, although that opened up as an Essaness, passed to Plitt, and then became a C-O. The G.G. was renovated into the C-O style, which it retained until it closed last year.

Broan on January 23, 2008 at 10:29 pm

This was initially announced as “Danada Square”

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on May 7, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Does Linen & Things still occupy the building? I heard that Linens & Things went bankrupt and will close several locations.

bman on July 18, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I believe the linens and things has closed.

By the way, this theater was far and away the best in the area when it opened, and was always well-maintained. A fantastic theater. However, the AMC Cantera 30 in Warrenville, just 10 minutes away, was even more state of the art when it opened in ‘98 with its stadium seating, rounded screens, and better sound, and Rice Lake just couldn’t compete. As much as I loved Rice Lake, I found myself driving the extra 10 minutes to AMC once it opened.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on December 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm

I believe Linens-n-Things totally ceased operations. If so, what is this building being used for now?

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on January 20, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Has this place been demolished already? The status is shown as “Closed/Demolished” but I haven’t found anything about a demolition.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on July 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Not demolished. Is now open as Studio Movie Grill.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on July 16, 2013 at 1:14 pm

So should the status of this place be ‘open’?

rivest266 on November 23, 2014 at 2:33 pm

December 22nd, 1989 grand opening ad in photo section.

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