Moviegoers with savoir-faire can catch an independent or foreign flick at this theater, built in 1939. The downstairs theater is grandiose and baroque, all heavy red-velvet curtains, patterned carpet and ornate carvings, with moderately comfortable seats. The two upstairs screening rooms are tiny and cramped; even the most diminutive person will want for more space. Two concession stands carry standard fare, as well as herbal teas, gourmet coffee, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, high-end candies and vegan cookies. A funky cafe-like hangout next to the upstairs concession is painted in folk-art style and includes all sorts of alternative reading material. Tip: Catch special midnight movies on Friday and Saturday nights.
12920 Northwest FwyHouston, TX 77040
We saw a matinee here (Sep. 09) & 1/2 expected it to be dirty & decrepit because it is a cheap theatre... I was surprised that it was completely clean & not full of jacked up, old seats. Because of the price I wouldn't really care if it was not pristine ($4 for a matinee &, I believe, $6 for ev…
2009 W Gray StHouston, TX 77019
Moviegoers with savoir-faire can catch an independent or foreign flick at this theater, built in 1939. The downstairs theater is grandiose and baroque, all heavy red-velvet curtains, patterned carpet and ornate carvings, with moderately comfortable seats. The two upstairs screening rooms are ti…
3839 Weslayan StHouston, TX 77027
Theaters and restrooms are always clean. Movie theater popcorn is excellent. Movies are always first rate. Personnel are friendly, area is safe, parking is close. Yes, we have to pay but we are inside the loop in Houston. Kids go on Friday night so don't go on Friday night when they attend…
8580 Highway 6 NHouston, TX 77095
The fish and chips were good, french fries could have been better. The overall experience was ok, theater smelled a little bit, but what do you expect for how old the place is. Maybe a good floor cleaning could help that. Seats don't recline, but nice date night. Next time I'll choose seats in t…
I had a pass to see a movie. The guy at the outside ticket window spent five minutes trying to issue me a ticket, then gave up. He couldn't figure out how to turn on his speaker, so he had to lean down to speak through the small hole that they slide the tickets through. He told me to go inside to the customer service desk. I did, and handed my pass to the woman there. She got snippy with me, told me the pass wasn't accepted there, but she'd comp me. ???????? The pass was definitely supposed to be honored by AMC theaters, but since I was getting in anyway, I quit arguing. Unpleasant and unhelpful employees. The theater itself is clean and spacious.
The lines were super long and the people in them did not look friendly. The manager got crazy on my bf and I because he didn't have his I.d. We are clearly of age and I showed him my own. After fussing with us back and forth he finally decided to give us a refund. I was explaining my receipt to him and he was like "you know what guys just go okay". He obviously didn't want to lose the money. In the theathers there was way to many people walking around and someone kept kicking my seat from behind. I feared that if I ask them to stop that they would attack me. Over all I like the place it was a pretty amc theather but it sucked.
I prefer this theater over Edwards-you don't have to pay for parking and there aren't AS many teenagers floating around. I think they still honor student discounts, but last I heard it was just Thursday nights-don't quote me on that though. Nice seats, good selection of (overpriced) candy and snacks. Sometimes it takes a while to get through the ticket line, but they do have automatic machines on the side that you can use to buy your tickets.
This is the pre driving years hangout for all teenagers in Houston-beware, they take over the place. No student discounts on weekends, and you have to pay for parking in the garage. The theater is nicer than most of the theaters in Houston and you can preorder or order through Fandango. Regal cards get you free movie tickets and free snacks, but those vouchers do expire. I actually prefer going to Dunvale, but don't mind this theater at all.
Theaters and restrooms are always clean. Movie theater popcorn is excellent. Movies are always first rate. Personnel are friendly, area is safe, parking is close. Yes, we have to pay but we are inside the loop in Houston. Kids go on Friday night so don't go on Friday night when they attend. Pick one of the other days of the week. Good specials on concessions and movies if you sign up for their frequent attendance card.
I love dollar theaters! More relaxed, more casual, and prices are much, much better. Yes it is a little dirty and a little dank, all dollar theaters are, at least this one isn't in a bad neighborhood. Has good video games and the staff are pretty friendly. I normally don't even look to see what is playing or the times, just go. Something is going to be worth a buck and I can play games till the show starts.
It's clean and the waiting line runs smoothly. It is a very young croud all the time and too many of them just hanging out and walking to the theatre and it makes it look unsafe. There is always an officer there and security to ease your mind a little. During the movie there seems to be a lot of loud talking and there should always be an usher around to control it, but there isn't and it's kind of annoying.
Love this theater; relic from before I was born; my mom and her friends used to go there. It definitely gives Houston some character apart from its stereotypical business, corporate, oil facade. They still do midnight movies here; lots of Rocky Horror Picture Show, and they also show smaller Indie Films that don't always make it to the bigger theaters.
u have to check this place out the food is great. the waiters dont interupt the movie. the only thing is that the glasses for 3d mobies rnt as thin n light weight as other theaters so u better have ur food set up b4 the movie starts or its kinda hard to deal with them both. the seats are office type chairs with the high backs