After graduating from St. Mary's University, his son John entered the movie business. His first venture was the Olmos theatre in San Antonio, a successful single screen theatre.
In continuing the Santikos legacy, he acquired and built thirteen drive-in theatre locations, thus offering the only Drive-In theatre experience in San Antonio. The Santikos Mission 4 Drive-In, one of the original Drive-In theatres, is still in operation today.
Adding to his entrepreneurial resume, John Santikos introduced San Antonio to its first multi-screen indoor theatre, the Century South Theatre multiplex. Additional theatres were added over the next 2 decades to this initial development with the construction of the Northwest, Galaxy, Westlakes and Embassy multi-screen theatres. The recent additions of the Silverado 16, Mayan 14 and the creation of the new art cinema and cafe, The Bijou at Crossroads has brought Santikos Theatres back to the forefront of San Antonio’s quality entertainment.
In 1987, the operational division of the theatres was sold to Act III Theatres. However, in May 2001, John Santikos returned to his beloved theatre business by acquiring the theatres he had sold. With the addition of the Greek themed Palladium mega-plex located at IH-10 West and La Cantera, the highly anticipated construction of the Granada Theatre located at 1604 and Potranco Road and with future entertainment venues in the planning stages, Santikos remains a prominent name as the largest locally owned and operated theatre circuit in San Antonio.
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