River Oaks praised as Houston’s best
HOUSTON, TX — This week, Film 101 takes a look at Houston-area theaters and claims the River Oaks is at the top of the heap.
Opinions on what makes a movie theater great are as different and widespread as those citadels of cinema themselves. Nowadays people like big screens, stadium style seating, clean floors, and speakers so large and loud they make your clothes vibrate. All of these amenities are nice and enhance the viewing experience to a certain degree, but do they really make for a great theater? I’m not convinced, and that’s why my choice for Houston’s best movie theater is the River Oaks Theater on West Gray.
This isn’t a monolithic megaplex with 24 screens, a loud arcade, and seats that become couches with the moving of an armrest. The River Oaks Theater was built in 1939, and still today looks like one of those old timey theaters you see in movies set in the past. If you saw Public Enemies, and I feel a bit sorry for you if you did, you’ll notice the River Oaks Theater looks like the theater Johnny Depp walked out of shortly before the end of the film.
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