Opening date announced for new OKC Flix Brewhouse location
Flix Brewhouse, billed as the only first-run movie theater, eatery and microbrewery in one, has announced the opening date for its first Oklahoma location.
The Oklahoma City Flix Brewhouse, 8590 Broadway Extension, will open Wednesday, Sept. 2, when it will be showing Christopher Nolan’s ("Batman Begins," "Inception") newest high-concept blockbuster, “Tenet."
The new location also will offer several promotions to guests throughout the month of September, including $1 popcorn, $1 sodas and $3 Flix beers.
“After postponing our opening date due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our excitement has only continued to build,” Flix General Manager Nick Toros said in a news release. “We look forward to opening our doors and bringing a new experience to the Oklahoma City Metro.”
Flix auditoriums boast state-of-the-art digital projection and sound, stadium seating, parabolic screens and reserved seating to limit lines. Server call systems allow guests to order food silently.
The Flix fare features hand-tossed pizzas, burgers and wings, and the chain bakes, grills and crafts its menu items in-house.
Along with its own Flix craft beers, the location will have about a dozen taps of the regional and local craft beers, including Angry Scotsman, Anthem, Coop Ale Works, Elk Valley, Iron Monk, Lively, Prairie Artisan, Roughtail, Skydance, Stonecloud and Vanessa House.
“We are eager to offer various beer-forward events including beer dinners and specialty pairing events in addition to our monthly FanFest celebrations,” Toros said in a statement.
The in-theater table service seating will accommodate about 950 guests, and the lobby/bar includes additional seating for 75 to 100 guests.
However, capacity will be restricted to enforce appropriate social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the news release.
“We’re changing the game for movie theaters and moviegoers across the country,” Toros said in a statement. “No longer are guests coming to just sit down and watch a movie — they’re coming to encounter an elevated experience that will keep them returning for more.
The original Flix Brewhouse opened in July 2011 in Round Rock, Texas, a suburb of Austin. The concept was designed to deliver on consumer demand for experiential entertainment by pairing a premium movie viewing and dining options with a singular brewed-on-premises craft beer approach.
The OKC location will be the 10th in the chain.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Flix has invested in an indoor air quality system to improve staff and guests' experience, according to the news release. The system is built with Plasma Air bipolar ionization technology, which proactively treats the air in an occupied space.
Upon entry, masks will be required by guests but can be taken off while seated if eating inside the theater or at a table in the Pub. Guests that are not consuming food or drinks should wear their masks when in their auditoriums.
“We want to ensure we’re creating a safe environment for our guests and our soon-to-be staff,” Toros said in a statement. “We look forward to opening our doors and welcoming the Oklahoma City community to its new favorite movie theater.”
The OKC Flix Brewhouse is accepting job applications for several positions, including, but not limited to, servers, brewers, cooks, box office attendees and managerial positions. Interested applicants can apply online at www.flixbrewhouse.com/