Santikos Theatres

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Santikos Entertainment
IndustryEntertainment (movie theaters)
HeadquartersSan Antonio, Texas
Number of locations

Santikos Entertainment (formerly Santikos Theatres) is an American movie theater and entertainment center chain based in San Antonio, Texas. The company was founded in 1911 by Greek entrepreneur Louis Santikos and was owned and operated by his son, John L. Santikos,[1] until his death in 2014. In 2015, as part of his estate, Santikos Entertainment was donated to the San Antonio Area Foundation.[2]

Santikos Entertainment is a for-profit company that exists for the sole purpose of giving back to non-profits in the San Antonio area in the form of donations, sponsorships, grants, and programming.[3]


  1. ^ Santikos, John (August 30, 2002). "Theaters in San Antonio". Oral History Office (pdf, mp3). Interviewed by Laurie Gudzikowski. The Institute of Texan Cultures. Archived from the original on 2014-12-15.
  2. ^ Danner, Patrick (2015-12-16). "Santikos' gift tops $600 million". San Antonio Express-News.
  3. ^ Vaughan, Vicki (2015-07-08). "Theater chain supports Santikos' causes". San Antonio Express-News.

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