Catch a classic, indie or foreign film at the historic River Oaks Theatre

River Oaks Theatre Exterior | Photo courtesy of Landmark Theatres

Silence your cell phone and enjoy an independent film, timeless classic, midnight showing and more at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre.

Located in the upscale River Oaks Shopping Center at the corner of West Gray and Shepherd, this historic theater is one of Houston’s last true movie palaces, having kept its beautifully ornate Art Deco interior since opening its doors in November of 1939.

Once passing under the theater’s stunning beacon of a marquee, folks can check out any of the theater’s 3 projection showrooms for the best lineup of independent/fiction films, documentaries, foreign language cinema, and special events like monthly midnight viewings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and fan favorites like Die Hard on the weekends.

Operated by Landmark Theatres since 1976, the River Oaks now boasts one large screen downstairs, two smaller screens upstairs, a full-service bar and lounge on its 2nd floor (perfect for pairing a cocktail with your flick), the usual snack bar delights, and even, at times, plays host to film festivals, private screenings, and world premiere engagements.

Click here for an up-to-date movie schedule. Click here for a full list of upcoming special events.

Snack Bar at the Theater | Photo courtesy of Landmark Theatres

River Oaks Theatre

Rocky Horror Picture Show Midnight Showing | Photo courtesy of Landmark Theatres
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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.