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Disney Pixar’s BRAVE at Studio Movie Grill in Wheaton

We got to experience a great evening of family fun at Studio Movie Grill in Wheaton, IL. We were able to watch Disney Pixar’s BRAVE before it was even released to the public! We all felt like super big shots. 🙂

Plus, this was our first time at a theater like this where you are served food and drinks during the film.

Kids in the Kia Sorento

BRAVE Screening at Studio Movie Grill

We all piled into the fabulous Kia Sorento for our journey to Wheaton which is approximately 45 minutes from us.

The kids really enjoyed the luxurious ride.

Comfortable ride in the Kia Sorento

Super excited to arrive at Studio Movie Grill!

BRAVE screening at Studio Movie Grill Wheaton, IL

Upon entering the theater lobby, we ran into fellow blogger-buddy Kayla, and her boyfriend, Jake of The Eclectic Element! (That’s Jen and I on the right.)

bloggers meet at Brave Screening

Before the movie, we were able to enjoy drinks and appetizers. The kids took this very seriously. They were very excited to try all the yummy snacks they had to offer.

appetizers at Studio Movie Grill

I was extremely impressed with this entire place. It doesn’t feel like your typical movie theater at all.

I felt like I was in an upscale bar/hotel lobby. The staff was very friendly and everyone seemed happy to be there.

bar in the lobby of Studio Move Grill Wheaton
Friendly staff at Studio Movie Grill
lobby in Studio Movie Grill

Everything was really high quality and presented with care.

kid friendly appetizers at Studio Movie Grill

At this point, we had to put our phones and any recording devices away. So I didn’t get any shots of the theater itself, but let me tell you, it’s awesome! Here is a photo from their website:

Studio Movie Grill seats

Each stadium seat is very spacious and plush. The swivel table has a built in button for service so you can be in contact with your server at any time without interrupting the film.

They explained that each button has a number and letter assigned to it. When pressed, they see it on their screen (outside of the theater room) and know exactly where to find you so no one is bothered.

The food was delicious and delivered with as little distraction as possible. The staff was very considerate and respectful of the movie-watching experience.

The Movie:


Disney Pixar’s BRAVE was an all around wonderful family film. As with all of Disney Pixar’s works, the graphics and artworks are phenomenal. We watched this flick in 3D which was a first for me. It took a bit of adjusting but I ended up enjoying it.

The storyline was original, unique and entertaining for all ages. We shared laughs, thrills and tears. Yes, I cried. Not a big surprise. And, without looking over at my sister, I knew she was too.

Then we both cracked up because we looked at the kids, and they were totally emotional too. I wish I would have had my camera to capture their little faces.

I highly recommend BRAVE for anyone (NOW PLAYING), especially families. The whole ride home we discussed our favorite parts of the movie and relived the laughs. And, if you have a Studio Movie Grill in your area, I would definitely suggest checking it out!

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement

Sunday 24th of June 2012

Hey, that's me! :) Thanks so much for the shout out and posting my link! It really was such a fun time and I'm thrilled we got to meet each other. Your kids just cracked me up the whole time, too :)

And the movie was definitely a must see!

Jonathan A

Sunday 24th of June 2012

I've been to one of these "VIP" theaters and makes you feel all important and stuff haha, glad your family had a great time, hope to see the movie soon.


Sunday 24th of June 2012

This is one of my favorite movies and the animated short 'La Luna' is pure magic. That looks like a fantastic place to see a movie!

Heather ~ Acting Balanced Mom

Sunday 24th of June 2012

What an awesome movie experience! My daughter is seeing Brave this afternoon so I'm glad your family enjoyed it!


Sunday 24th of June 2012

What a fun event! We loved the movie too but didn't have as cool of a theater!