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River Oaks Theatre

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Silent Film Sites

About Cinema Houston



Majestic Metro Downtown Houston's premiere special events space since 1990. It originally opened as the Ritz Theatrein 1926.

Aurora Picture ShowAurora Picture Show is a non-profit micro-cinema that presents artist-made, non-commercial film and video. It is dedicated to expanding the cinematic experience and promoting the understanding and appreciation of moving image art.

14 Pews 14 Pews is a 501(c)3 non-profit, art house located in in a 1924 church building in the Heights formerly occupied by Aurora Picture Show. The theatre provides regular screenings of indie films, alternative live performances, a reading and lecture series and sponsors an artist-in-residence program.

Landmark's River Oaks Theatre Houston's sole remaining vintage theatre (1939) that still operates as a cinema.

Alamo Drafthouse Alamo West Oaks and Alamo Mason Park

Crighton Theatre A historic restored 1935 theatre in nearby Conroe, Texas.

Grand 1894 Opera House One of Texas’ oldest Opera houses. Located in Galveston.

Sundance Cinema Located in the heart of downtown Houston.

Studio Movie Grill City Centre and Copperfield

Star Cinema Grill Three Houston locations: Clear Lake, Conroe, and Missuori City/Sugarland

Movie TavernDeerbrook, Richey Road and Willowbrook

Rice University Media Center 2030 Univesity Blvd.

Museum of Fine Arts Houston MFAH film schedule



Showboat Drive-in FM 2920, Hockley, Tx.


Drive-in Related

U.D.I.T.O.A. United Drive-in Theatre Owners Association, Inc. 

Drive-ins.com The definitive resource for drive-in information

Drive-in Theatre.org Home of The Drive-In Theatre Fan Club

Drive-in Theater.com Welcome to the drive-in theater!

Drive-in Movie.com The focal point for Drive-ins on the Internet

Pinball Rebel: Texas Drive-ins Open drive-ins in Texas


Related Sites

University of Texas Press The University of Texas Press publishes books and journals, both for a scholarly audience and for the people of Texas.

Story Sloane's Gallery While much of Houston’s grand architectural past has since been razed, it lives on at Story Sloane’s Gallery.

Houston Film Commission Helping film producers find the locations and production resources that Houston has to offer

Texas Film Commission Assisting filmmakers since 1971 with a complete range of film-related services and facilities from pre- through post-production

Hot Town, Cool City A treasure map of Houston's hidden gems, presented
as a website and film

Gish Creative Gish Creative offers real world marketing results for business


Online petition to save the River Oaks Shopping Center and Alabama


Theatre Organizations and Sites

Theatre Historical Society of America Records and preserves the architectural, cultural, and social history of American theatres

League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT) An international not-for-profit association founded in 1976 whose mission is to advocate, support, promote and facilitate the rescue, restoration, reuse and sustainability of historic theatres and other heritage buildings used for cultural assembly and endeavors.

American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) Dedicated to the preservation of a unique American art form – the theatre pipe organ and its music

Houston Theatre Organ Society Local chapter of ATOS

Interstate Theatres The Interstate Documentary Project is a media initiative of Io Communications in Houston, Texas.

Cinema Treasures Non-profit website dedicated to saving classic movie theaters

San Antonio Theatres: Then and Now A website that details a hundred-year history of movie theatres in San Antonio.


Preservation Organizations

Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC) Houston Public Library

Friends of the Texas Room Supports the collections of the Texas and Local History Department, the Archives and Manuscripts Department, and the Special Collections Department of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center of the Houston Public Library.

The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park The Heritage Society is the city's only outdoor, interactive historic museum and park, located in downtown Houston, Its mission is to preserve the complete history of the community and region through preservation and restoration of historic structures, exhibition of historical artifacts and presentation of education historic programs.

Bob Bailey Studios Photographic Archive The Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Preservation Houston Preservation Houston is Houston's only citywide non-profit historic preservation advocacy and education group

Houston History Association Promoting Houston area history through education and as a resource for existing educational institutions, historical organizations, and archival groups

Houston Endowment Inc. A private philanthropic foundation that improves life for the people of the greater Houston area

The Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission (HAHC)The 11-member board, makes recommendations to City Council on historic properties, reviews requests for historic district designations, landmark and archaeological sites.

National Trust for Historic PreservationThe National Trust provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.

Rice Design Alliance A non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of architecture, urban design, and the built environment in the Houston region through active and educational programs, and the publication of Cite: The Architecture and Design Review of Houston.

Preservation Texas Preservation Texas preserves the historic resources of Texas by direct action and by empowering individuals and local and state organizations through education, communication, advocacy and collaboration.

Carolyn Farb Houston's premier volunteer fundraiser and event creator, Carolyn Farb, exemplifies the essence of public service and philanthropy.

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