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Katy Movie Theater Review Guide

You've read a lot of movie reviews, but what about reading a review on actual movie theaters? Well, we've got you covered.

Here is a great list with information about movie theaters in and around Katy.

KATY MAGAZINE | November 2017

By Leigh Ann Mitchell & Katy Magazine Editors

Katy, TX

High tech comfort, plus food, wine, and beer

If the latest in cinema technology is what you crave then Cinemark 19 off the Grand Parkway is your ticket to the ultimate movie going experience. Choose a film in Real D 3D where screen images are so crystal clear and the complexity of 3D technology makes you feel as if you are part of the film. You can further upgrade your experience by opting in for Cinemark’s XD where film is displayed on the largest wall to wall screen in the complex. A specialized state of the art projector and customized surround sound system will immerse you into the action.

Special Features: Beer, wine, expanded menu, stadium and XD seating.


One-stop family fun and entertainment

Whether you're planning a night out with the girls or your little one's next birthday party, this is an all-in-one destination for any occasion. With food options from classic movie concessions to Greek gyros and Starbucks, bowling lanes, and an arcade on the first floor, and 21 and up areas and private screening rooms on the second floor, there's something for everyone to do.

Special features: Extensive menu, birthday parties, private rooms, arcade and bowling lanes, reserved seating.


Beverage bar, recliners, and special events

Enjoy the latest box office releases in powerful Dolby TM Digital sound and brilliant color at AMC Katy Mills. Grab your favorite movie snacks from the concession or order a beverage from MacGuffins® Bar and let the plush reclining chairs unwind you from the busy week. AMC also offers Fathom Events where Broadway performances, Ballets, Operas and other special events are showcased all from the comfort of your theater seat.

Special Features: Bar, easy access to shopping, luxury recliners.



Katy, TX

Coming soon to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

Check out the hip and trendy seven screen Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Katy. All theaters are fully equipped with the latest and greatest cinema technology. You can avoid the lines by reserving your seating online. Cocktails and appetizers are available and vintage cartoons and short films are featured before the main show. During the featured film, enjoy a full gourmet menu which includes Alamo’s infamous Royale with Cheese Burger, truffled buttered popcorn and their delectable line of handspun milkshakes.

Special Features: Sing-a-longs, Quote-a-longs, Fun camps for kids, seasonal screenings


Classic, low-cost fun

Step back in time and enjoy a truly authentic drive-in movie experience under the stars. The Showboat Drive In Movie Theatre in Hockley allows movie lovers to enjoy a double feature for one great price. Park your car, grab your favorite movie snacks at their on-site kitchen, tune your radio to the designated station, sit back and enjoy the show. Be sure to check out Showboat’s website for the latest movie releases and available coupon offers.

Special Features: Low-cost tickets, outdoor play areas, two screens with features for different audiences.



Ambiance, special screenings, chic cocktails Houston’s iPic Theatres takes the movie going experience to a very unique level. This theatre merges chic style with the silver screen. Wine, dine and catch the latest flick as you relax on their cozy, plush reclining lounge chairs or reserve a table in the Tuck Room where handcrafted cocktails and savory world cuisine is prepared and served right to your table.

Special Features: Speakeasy-themed dining area, clandestine ambience, special events like video game parties, sporting event screenings, corporate events, and more.



Great specials, full menu

Studio Movie Grill isn’t just dinner and a movie, it’s dinner at the movies. With a full menu of delicious indulgences and your favorite movie, dinner has never been more entertaining. Start your evening with one of their signature cocktails and a savory appetizer. Move on to a cool crisp salad or piping hot classic burger. Studio Movie Grill also has a kids’ menu with perfectly portioned choices. Make sure you save room for one of the sweet treats on the dessert menu.

Special Features: Creative drink specials, Pick-two entrees, luxury recliners, in-theater wait service.


Perfect balance of vintage films and trendy independent screenings

Built in 1939, Landmark River Oaks Theatre is one of the last classic movie theatres in Houston. The vintage style neon lights and marquee display of movie titles takes you back to the golden age of film. While the technology of the projector display and sound have been brought into the twenty first century, the vintage art deco style and panache remains. Sip an ice cold beer from their unique brew menu or a choose a smooth icy martini at the River Oaks Lounge before your show.

Special Features: Theatre rentals for private screenings of independent films, family films and parties, open captioned films on Wednesdays, Midnight screenings, bar and lounge, and vintage films.


Astounding 3D feature films, fine arts, nature films

A bit of a drive for Katyites, but well worth it for the masterful IMAX digital format that completely immerses the moviegoer through 3D projectors and high tech sounds effects. At Edwards, you don't just watch a movie, you experience every thrilling moment as if you were right there on location with ultra life-like images.

Special Features: Closed Captioning, 3D glasses provided by theater, descriptive video devices for visually impaired.



Cutting edge projectors, space documentaries sure to delight If you're up for a bit of a day trip, you need to take space-loving little ones out to this towering five-story, state-of-the-art theater at Space Center Houston. Already in place but recently re-opened after extensive upgrades, the 4K projector presents crystal clear, high-quality digital displays that will astound audiences of all ages.

Special features: One of the largest 4K projectors in Texas, space documentaries and capability for feature films.



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