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River Oaks Theater

2009 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019-3601
+1 713-866-8881
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“foreign films” (2 reviews)
“place in town” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 14:00 - 22:00
2009 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019-3601
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were in from out of town for medical appointments at TSH and I took my daughter to see a show here. It is a majestic theater, with several options for food and drink, including alcoholic ones. Parking was a snap as well. The holiday...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 10 August 2017

What a little gem this place is! It's like stepping back into an old school theater. I love going her. they have a bar also and the space between seats if far better than modern theaters.

Thank JanieCat
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We love going to the RO because they don't show "run of the mill" movies. The theater is old and in need of repair but Houstonians and surrounding communities love this little gem. The movies are interesting and often eclectic. Price for snacks are a...More

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We went to an afternoon show. It was full and the movie was ok. The seats have seen better days. Needs updating! Does have bar.

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

They always seem to run the movies I'm most interested in. Different from the newer theaters. It's an old venue but one I never get tired off. They offer senior prices ($7.50) and run three different movies. Seats are comfortable and the sound quality's good....More

Thank houstontravelingfool
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Been going here for years as has everyone else but it's still a favorite. Little down-on-the-heel but like anything you love for a long time, it's made the better for it. Wonderful throw-back feel to when theaters were grand, in the lower, large theater. Upstairs...More

Thank sherri p
Reviewed 4 January 2017

River Oaks is the best place for Independent and foreign films in town. I remember it when it used to show two movies a day with features changing every day or two. The theatre has been here for almost 80 years and it is still...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The River Oaks Theatre is an older and quaint establishment, but offers a broader array of concessions for adults including a bar. The movies are usually more international and have a unique flair to them. They have two smaller theatres upstairs and a larger one...More

Thank jswflights
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a pretty art-deco style movie theater that shows foreign and arthouse-type films. It was nice that the no-smoking announcement was oral instead of recorded and the seats were comfortable. You can buy alcohol and much more at the theater, but it's not one...More

Thank davisellu
Reviewed 22 August 2016

So glad it's advocates refused to see it shut down a few years back. I always enjoy seeing a film at River Oaks, and frequently take out of towners there for the hipster factor. We saw Cafe Society, the only place in town showing it...More

Thank TLD88
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