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Katy's Dinner and a Movie Guide

Dinner and a movie is a classic date night staple, but ever thought about mixing it up and enjoying dinner at the movies? Grab the kids and throw in a double feature with all the cool perks and menus these local theaters have to offer!

Here is a great list with information about movie theaters with delectable dining menus and movie munchies in and around Katy.


by Ariana Pezeshki


Katy, TX

Comfort, Food, Wine, and Beer and Spirits Alamo Drafthouse wants it's guests to "forget dinner and a movie, it's all about dinner AT the movie." Besides the full theater leather seating, the new Alamo Draft house in LaCenterra offers a multi-course menu where every meal is prepared from scratch. Like their "Royale with Cheese" Burger with Tillamook Cheddar, Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Tomato, Leaf Lettuce, Lemon-Garlic Aioli. Pizzas, and, of course, fresh-from-the-oven, just-the-way-you-love-them warm chocolate chip cookies. 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 truffled buttered popcorn and their delectable line of handspun milkshakes. An ELF Cereal party will take place on December 1 with an all you can eat cereal buffet for you and the kiddos! Special Sing-Along screening, featuring subtitles for all of the songs are offered throughout the year. Don't miss The Greatest Showman Special Sing-Along event on December 15!

Special Features: Food Cocktails beer, wine and spirits served seat-side.


Katy, TX

High tech comfort, plus food, wine, and beer

If an in-house Starbucks and cosy leather reclining seats doesn't get you out to the theater in the cooler winter months, we're not sure what will! Pina Coladas and other frozen drinks, popcorn, a full nine inch pizza, and other concession treats are on hand when you enter the theater. Don't forget to order their wine and beer options now available. With the latest in cinema technology at Cinemark 19 off 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: Pina Coladas, Expanded menu, Starbucks, Stadium and XD seating.


One-stop family fun and entertainment, and food

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, to Gelato and a 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: Starbucks, Extensive menu, birthday parties, private rooms, arcade and bowling lanes, reserved seating.


Beverage bar, recliners, and special events

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. Menu items include "Asian Steak & Shrimp bowl" or a "Royal Burger" with fig jam. It's all made in house and made to order. Choose from appetizers, entrees and desserts all offered inside the theater. Enjoy the latest box office releases in powerful Dolby TM Digital sound and brilliant color at AMC Katy Mills. 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: MacGuffins® Bar, full dining menu, easy access to shopping, luxury recliners.


Classic Americana, low-cost fun and food

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. Their on-site kitchen offers an array of American classics like burgers, hot dogs, chicken strips, corn dogs and more. Hot chocolate and Coffee also available just in time for the winter months! So 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. Be sure to check out Showboat’s website for the latest movie releases and available coupon offers.

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



In-theater service, bites, special screenings, chic cocktails 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.Houston’s iPic Theaters takes the movie going experience to a very unique level. This theatre merges chic style with the silver screen. iPic's answer to a concession stand features a chef-driven menu from acclaimed Chef Sherry Yard, prepared to order for Premium level guests to take into the cinema, or to be delivered to guests in Premium Plus. The speakeasy-themed dining area called the "Tuck Room" offers soulful social plates with American and World Cuisine influences. Behind the bar is a Master Mixologist from iPic, who will fashion home-made elixirs, syrups and infusions using garden-fresh herbs and spices. Drinking is elevated to a culinary experience.

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.


Cocktails, Vintage films and trendy independent screenings

Built in 1939, Landmark River Oaks Theater is one of the last classic movie theaters in Houston. 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. Treat yourself with a glass of champagne and don't forget to try their French 75.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.

Special Features: Bar and lounge, theater rentals for private screenings of independent films, family films and parties, open captioned films on Wednesdays, Midnight screenings, 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. Enjoy concession items like frozen drinks, candy, buttery warm popcorn and more!

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


Cypress, TX

Full Service Bar, Food, Wine, and Beer and Spirits Star Cinema Grill is new to the Cypress area and has fun menu items that play on words like "Gone With The Wings", and "Fantastic Four" wings. Even their cocktail menu nods to film titles like the "12 Monkeys" whiskey ,lemon juice, blackberry purée and sugar signature drink. All seating is reserved, so plan ahead and leave early to make sure you enjoy the experience to the fullest.

Special Features: Frozen Jack Daniels and Coke, Full Service Bar, Reserved Seating.



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