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.
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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.
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.
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 the middle instead of back row.
I love this Cinema it is awesome!! I recommend all the Families with kids to visit it. Great prices and great chairs to sit on. I love movies and never go to them because they are expensive. But now I will visit this cinema every week. Thank you for thinking of us the poor people!! Keep up the good job Viva Cinema!!
this is a very good theater.i used to live in the woodlands ,and was used to going to their theater's.i was very surprized at this theater,it is clean,the staff is very respectful and helpful.and unlike most place's ,there are no ill-mannered kid's running around
Even though the tickets are cheaper here they still managed to maintain a nice theater. I've never going in and the place is dirty as someone else suggested. And I love their new kettle corn. It's the best I've had so far. Keep up the good work Cinemark.