Drive-in movie theaters continue to be all the rage in the COVID-19 era, with the latest one popping up in Cypress.
Houston’s Star Cinema Grill added a drive-in to its portfolio of theaters, at 8920 Fry Road in Cypress.
The company plans to screen a combination of first-run and classic films, with showings at 8:15 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday, with additional showings at 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Tickets are $18 per car, so if you go with friends, the cost could come down significantly. It’s recommended you purchase the tickets using the theater’s app. You’ll also be able to order all sorts of refreshments through a server or via the mobile app.
“Being able to put together a drive-in theater and show new release movies is really exciting,” said Star Cinema vice president Jason Ostrow. “We have heard the demand from our guests and responded, as we always do.”
Since COVID has hit, drive-in movie theaters have been quite popular as the public continues to crave some sense of normalcy.
Other drive-ins, like The Showboat Drive-In, The Drive-In at Sawyer Yards, The Best Little Drive-In in HTX at Shady Acres Saloon, Drive-In Movie Club Houston, and more, have had hundreds of cars on any given night. Even Walmart is turning some of its parking lots into drive-in theaters this summer. Costs at drive-ins typically range from $8 per person, up to $30 for a car. This month, a new company is even showing movies to be viewed on a boat.
We’re always excited for more safe cinema options around town!