From open-air cinema to unique tribute concerts, these movie-related experiences in Houston are sure to shake up your nighttime plans. Ditch your streaming services for an evening and get ready to check out one of these 6 activities for movie lovers!
If you’re looking to skip the screen, this summer you can catch some of the most memorable moments on screen in a series of magical tribute concerts by candlelight. From the most beloved anime soundtracks by Japanese legend Joe Hisaishi to iconic Bollywood films and Halloween classics, there’s something to suit everyone. For many film buffs, these concerts offer a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy city.
Location: Various locations across the city
What cooler way to enjoy an outdoor movie than with a dazzling city skyline in the background? This spring, Discovery Green is returning with its downtown movie nights, offering a unique experience for your next family excursion, group outing or even date night. Pack a blanket, folding chairs and some snacks and get ready to enjoy a family-friendly movie of your choosing. Food, beer and wine will also be for sale at The Lake House!
Location: 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
It’s known as “The Crown Jewel of Texas Creole Cuisine and Southern Hospitality”, but it’s also said to be the place where Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine) and Garrett Breedlove (Jack Nickolson) grab lunch on the highly acclaimed 1983 drama Terms of Endearment. A film adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s novel with the same name, it was directed, written, and produced by James L. Brooks. As you reminisce about the iconic scene, you can savor the restaurant’s mouthwatering Creole Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy or the delicate Freshly Shucked Oysters.
Location: 3300 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77006
Houston’s Rooftop Cinema Club is the perfect change of pace for movie goers who want to enjoy their favorite films in a new setting. Now that the open-air theater has expanded to add a second screen, complete with a state-of-the-art DCP projector, Rooftop Cinema Club Uptown is able to showcase more current releases — including some films that are still in theaters!
Location: 1700 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
If you like to keep things scary, Houston Horror Film Fest is coming up, where you can find all things horror. The three-day festival will take place this summer at the Houston Marriott Westchase, where besides countless film screenings, you can also look forward to seeing some familiar faces. Special guests include Cherie Currie, Denis O’Hare, Tara Reid, Michael Hargrove and more!
Location: 2900 Briarpark Dr, Houston, TX 77042
This permanent drive-in theater is yet another stellar al fresco movie spot for Houston movie lovers, offering the perfect mix of retro vibes and modern technology. Featuring a massive screen and gorgeous skyline, Moonstruck Drive-In can’t be beat, especially if you catch the pre-movie sunset! The venue also features a bar, on-site concession stand and rotating food trucks.
Location: 100 Bringhurst St, Houston, TX 77020