River Oaks Theatre

★★★★★
  • 2009 W Gray St

    Houston, TX 77019

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  • 713-524-2175

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Mon. - Thu. 11:30am - 11pm;Fri. 11:30am - 12pm;Sat. 5:30am - 11am;Sun. 5:30am - 10am

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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.

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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.

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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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★★★★★

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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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

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★★★★★

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

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I drove 40 minutes to Landmark to see The Road earlier this week, only to find that the parking in front of the theatre apparently consists of about 6 spots. \r
No big deal, I thought. I'll just park somewhere else...wrong. \r
I drove

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I drove 40 minutes to Landmark to see The Road earlier this week, only to find that the parking in front of the theatre apparently consists of about 6 spots. \r
No big deal, I thought. I'll just park somewhere else...wrong. \r
I drove

Pros: No idea

Cons: No parking, snobby area

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This theater is old school, showing great independent movies (along with some of the better mainstream movies). They'll replay classics at midnight, including the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Pulp Fiction. It's a great, private, and local theater where you can watch great movies without dealing with large crowds.

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This theater is old school, showing great independent movies (along with some of the better mainstream movies). They'll replay classics at midnight, including the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Pulp Fiction. It's a great, private, and local theater where you can watch great movies without dealing with large crowds.

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The River Oaks 3 and I go way back -- every film I've seen there has left a lasting impression on my psyche and I love slipping out to Marfreless after for a little after-film nightcap. The Angelika and Greenway are not acceptable

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The River Oaks 3 and I go way back -- every film I've seen there has left a lasting impression on my psyche and I love slipping out to Marfreless after for a little after-film nightcap. The Angelika and Greenway are not acceptable

Pros: best independent venue ever

Cons: parking is always iffy

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There are till some places with character and good independent movies. Sure it does not have the latest and greatest tech projectors and plush seats but it plays the right kind of movies. The human kind.

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★★★★★

There are till some places with character and good independent movies. Sure it does not have the latest and greatest tech projectors and plush seats but it plays the right kind of movies. The human kind.

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This theater is great for playing independent and foreign films, which typically are not shown in big commercial theaters. If you can get over limited parking, cold temperatures and the movies NEVER starting on time, its a nice change.

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★★★★★

This theater is great for playing independent and foreign films, which typically are not shown in big commercial theaters. If you can get over limited parking, cold temperatures and the movies NEVER starting on time, its a nice change.

Pros: movie selection, intimate atmosphere

Cons: limited parking, cold theater, movies never start on

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The River Oaks Plaza Cinema is a great place to go when you are looking to see films most of theatres don't show like independent films, sundance etc. The atmosphere is great, but the concessions can be a little over priced but then again where are they cheap anymore?

3
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The River Oaks Plaza Cinema is a great place to go when you are looking to see films most of theatres don't show like independent films, sundance etc. The atmosphere is great, but the concessions can be a little over priced but then again where are they cheap anymore?

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Watched 'Broken Flowers' on a trip to Houston. I really wanted to like this theatre. The shopping area is very cool, and the theatre does look cool on the outside. It is inside that needs work. Landmark needs to put some money into

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Watched 'Broken Flowers' on a trip to Houston. I really wanted to like this theatre. The shopping area is very cool, and the theatre does look cool on the outside. It is inside that needs work. Landmark needs to put some money into

Pros: Product, Old theatre exterior

Cons: Seats, Presentation

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this theatre specializes in independant and revival movies. it has been open for 60+ years and regularily shows the "rocky Horror Picture Show". on friday nights.

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this theatre specializes in independant and revival movies. it has been open for 60+ years and regularily shows the "rocky Horror Picture Show". on friday nights.

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One of the best due mostly to its atmoshpere. It's cozy with a unique vibe & attracts most filmlovers. Audience is polite & undistracting - as opposed to the typical teen crowd at bigger theaters. Concessions are good & comparable in

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One of the best due mostly to its atmoshpere. It's cozy with a unique vibe & attracts most filmlovers. Audience is polite & undistracting - as opposed to the typical teen crowd at bigger theaters. Concessions are good & comparable in

Pros: atmosphere, movies, audience

Cons: , no student discounts

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River Oaks Theatre is a Houson icon. It is the place to go for independent films, and classic midnight movies. I saw Monty Python's Life of Brian there yesterday, an opportunity I missed on its first release as I was 8 years old. I've

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River Oaks Theatre is a Houson icon. It is the place to go for independent films, and classic midnight movies. I saw Monty Python's Life of Brian there yesterday, an opportunity I missed on its first release as I was 8 years old. I've

Pros: Films, Audience, Beer soon

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To complain about this theatre is pointless. River Oaks has been around for over 50 years and the fact that it is still running is enough to garner respect. The upstairs theatres don't even compare to modern theatres. but there's something

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To complain about this theatre is pointless. River Oaks has been around for over 50 years and the fact that it is still running is enough to garner respect. The upstairs theatres don't even compare to modern theatres. but there's something

Pros: great movies, cheaper food, awesome crowd

Cons: small seats, expensive, no parking

 

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