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Houston Movie Theaters: A Complete Guide

It’s time to go to the movies and enjoy all the latest new movie releases out now in theatres! Check if we’ve covered your city! This week, we’re focusing on Houston movie theaters.

In a city like Houston, there are so many local cinemas near you to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Just searching “movie theaters near me” is overwhelming AF––what’s the difference between one theater and another? Is it worth the trek across town to go to one local movie theater with reclining seats versus the one around the corner? Do I want to ball out and get drinks served at my seat at a multiplex cinema, or keep it chill at an independent movie theater that has more unique food offerings?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help make your decision easier. We’ve narrowed it down to a 8 of our favorite local movie theaters in the area to help you make the most of your  experience. 

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Grab some movie theater popcorn and get comfy as we dive into our Houston guide!

Not in Houston? Check out all of our other local movie theater guides here. Want one for your city? Let us know on Twitter.


Houston Movie Theaters: AMC Willowbrook 24

This theater is one of the many AMCs in the Houston and Texas area. Like any AMC, this cinema strives to make sure you’re having an amazing experience with crystal clear projections and surround sound. You’ll find all of the new releases here with luxury plush recliner seats.

You can choose to order snacks ahead of time with by ordering online and picking it up at the snack counter once you arrive. No worries if you’d rather wait till you get there. The movie theater offers so many options to choose from like candies, popcorn, but also hot foods like pizza. If you’re over the age of 21, check out the MacGuffins Bar for alcoholic drinks like cocktails, beer and wine.


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Head to a showtime before 4 p.m. every day and get 30% off of tickets. On Tuesdays, all tickets are only $5! AMC also offers endless sweepstakes where you and your family or friends could win movie merchandise, free tickets, or even a trip!

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One Google reviewer has been coming to this theater for 15 years. “I love this theater and I have many special memories here as well,” she says.

AMC Willowbrook 24

17145 Tomball Pkwy

Houston, TX 77064

Houston Movie Theaters: 14 Pews

At 14 Pews, you’ll discover exploratory films that promote discourse and and create dialogues around issues within culture and society. This non-profit theater screens independent films, documentaries, experimental short films, and so much more.


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The cinema prides itself on the creation of art, curating and hosting 8 different film festivals. Along with movies they screen, they have works of their own, which you can find on their site. A lot of these pieces are documentaries on various artists living in the Austin area. Since 2011, 14 Pews has established the Artist-in-Residency program where people can have the space to create works or host their own art shows.


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“I wish I had found this place sooner,” says one Google reviewer. “It is a nice venue with friendly folks. So far, I’ve seen an amazing documentary about the Río Grande River. I throughly enjoyed the film and this place. I highly recommend if you are interested a unique experience.”

14 Pews continues to strive for their love of art, no matter what.

14 Pews

800 Aurora St,

Houston, TX 77009

Houston Movie Theaters: Rooftop Cinema Club 

Spend a night under the stars at the Rooftop Cinema Club in Houston. This chain movie theater prides itself on movie screenings with spectacular views of the city. You’ll find screenings of classics, cult films, and some new releases.


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