Houston and the outdoors are synonymous. Our own Levy Park has received international acclaim, our year-round great weather means there’s never a bad time to get outside and enjoy the best of what Texas has to offer – except maybe when it’s 110 degrees outside. Even so, Houston’s outdoor offerings are about to get a whole lot better thanks to Houston soon becoming the first city in the Lone Star State to boast a Rooftop Cinema Club, the popular sky-high movie-going experiences found throughout the world. Who wants to get on the roof and watch some movies?
Rooftop Cinema Club began in 2011 in London and soon came to the U.S. Only four other cities in the world currently have a Rooftop Cinema Club: London, San Diego, New York, and Los Angeles. Houston will become the fifth city worldwide. Our own rooftop theater will be built on the rooftop of the BLVD Place building at 1700 Post Oak, offering amazing view of Uptown and downtown.
“Uptown’s skyline and the BLVD Place location are a perfect fit for our film experience,” says Gerry Cottle Jr., Rooftop Cinema Club founder. “We’ve found that movie-goers don’t always want to sit quietly in a large dark room, but instead make it an experience they can share with friends and family.”
The open-air rooftop space will show films at sunset, screening both new releases and cult classics. The space will offer craft cocktails, food, and a giant screen with state-of-the-art high-definition projectors. The film’s audio is broadcast through headphones so that the noise of downtown Houston doesn’t interfere with the movie-going experience.
Tickets for the opening weekend of Houston’s Rooftop Cinema Club go on sale Wednesday, August 29 and start at $17 for a single deck chair, $20 for a deck chair and unlimited popcorn, or $24 for a double loveseat and popcorn. Looking for a great first date or a change of pace for you and your friends or significant other? Check out this exciting new theater experience right in the heart of downtown Houston.