11/22/17

Disney Pixar’s COCO is in Theaters Today

Disney Pixar’s COCO is now playing at a theatre near you in 3D and REAL D 3D.

My family and I had been waiting patiently and last night we were able to preview the movie before it’s official release. I am so proud of Disney for the portrayal of the colorful, energetic, and full of Cultura characters. I saw myself and my family in the movie. My “Apa” (abuelo) played his guitar on his porch as my cousins and I played outside as kids and the music instantly transported me back in time. This movie just made the top of my “favorite movie’s I would watch over and over and over while eating pan dulce” list.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.

COCO en Español – Theatre Listings~Pixar.com.

A pesar de que su familia ha prohibido la música desde hace generaciones y sin ninguna explicación comprensible, Miguel (voz del actor principiante Anthony Gonzalez) sueña con convertirse en un músico experto como su ídolo, Ernesto de la Cruz (voz de Benjamin Bratt). Desesperado por probar su talento, Miguel se encuentra en la asombrosa y colorida Tierra de los Muertos después de una misteriosa serie de eventos. En el camino, conoce al encantador embustero Héctor (voz de Gael García Bernal), y juntos, se embarcarán en un viaje extraordinario para descubrir la verdadera historia detrás de la historia de la familia de Miguel. Dirigida por Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), codirigida por Adrian Molina (artista del guión de “Monsters University”) y producida por Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), la película de Disney•Pixar “Coco” se estrenará en los cines de EE.UU. el 22 de noviembre de 2017.

A perfect family feel good movie just in time for Thanksgiving! Familia approved : ).

Fitfunand … #PixarCOCO.

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(I was not compensated for this post but was provided with complimentary tickets to the advance 3D screening of COCO the movie. Not to worry because all opinions are my own.)

 

06/14/16

The Casa Blanca Santikos Theatre Experience + A chance to Win 4 Santikos Theatre VIP passes

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I was excited to hear that Santikos Entertainment had officially opened up Casa Blanca Theatre. This Entertainment venue is like no other in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. The Casa Blanca is located at Highway 151 and Alamo Ranch Parkway, just outside of Loop 1604 and is the first 100% laser digital projection theatre in the world using Barco Laser Projection. This means, better picture clarity, better color saturation and a three times brighter image for the best movie experience available anywhere. 

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If you think this is pretty cool, I’m not done boasting! The net result of dollars spent on movie tickets and amenities goes back into the local community in the form of donation, sponsorships, grants and programming to educate, cure, support and enhance the life within the community. This is part of the estate of the late John L. Santikos, the theatre group was gifted to the San Antonio Area Foundation and is the largest single charitable donation in the history of San Antonio and one of the largest in the United States in 2015.  Through operation of the theatres, $12 million will be given to the community in 2016 and is estimated to grow to $20 million a year. WOW!

You can watch a movie anywhere but if you choose a Santikos theatre, you become part of a charitable legacy reinvesting back into the community. The only theatre group that exists for the sole purpose of supporting the community.

The Santikos Gift- Choose to be a part of it! http://saafdn.org/About/SantikosGift.aspx

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Theatre Features

  • The first 100% laser digital projection theatre in the world.
  • Two of the biggest movie screens in Texas over 90 feet wide.
  • Four auditoriums offering full food and drink services at your seats.
  • Best sound technology available and Dolby Atmos Surround Sound System.
  • Luxurious recliner seating in six auditoriums and oversized seating in the others.
  • Upscale food choices.
  • Automated ticket services both online and at the theatre.
  • FREE SUMMER MOVIES!
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Full service bar

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16 Lanes of regulation bowling

I grew up in San Antonio and the Santikos theatre that has the most memories for me was the now historic and beloved Southside landmark Mission Drive-In. The outdoor theatre was built in 1948 by Louis and John Santikos. You had 4 movies to decide on because there were 4 screens, YES! The speakers were huge and would sit on the window of the car. The screens appeared huge to us kids and it seemed like it never got dark quick enough for the movie to start. Popcorn was my favorite treat and to this day it’s the first thing I order at any movie theatre, extra butter please! 

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The Casa Blanca was the last theatre designed by the late John Santikos. Two generations of family committed to incredible entertainment experiences. A legacy~NO DOUBT! 

Date nights, family nights and at times “just me” night. Santikos has never disappointed. So if your ready to head out for a movie and then some … Casa Blanca Theatre.

Thank you Santikos Entertainment for sponsoring this post. No worries, all opinions are solely my own.

Fitfunand … Casa Blanca Santikos Theatre.

I can’t imagine you not wanting to be a part of this legacy so enter now for your chance to WIN 4 Santikos VIP passes! Good luck!

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