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Sundance Cinemas Houston: Dinner and a Movie Under One Roof


If you’re looking to experience something different when you want to go out for dinner and movie, head to Sundance Cinemas – Houston. Located in downtown Houston, the movie theater showcases independent, documentary and foreign-language films, while also playing some of the biggest blockbusters. Instead of your typical concession stand, Sundance Cinemas features a café with surprisingly good food and a full-service bar offering a solid selection of cocktails, beer, and wine at reasonable prices.

With four other locations of the chain—San Francisco, Hollywood, Seattle, and the original in Madison, Wisconsin—Sundance Cinemas Houston was the third theater to open. The 8-screen theater is located in the Bayou Place development in downtown Houston and opened in November 2011 after a $2.25 million renovation of what was once known as the Angelika Film Center.

Sundance Cinema offers moviegoers an upscale twist to the experience at a still-affordable price. There is a full bar offering signature cocktails, a variety of wines, and beer. The compact food menu includes sandwiches, pizzas, and salads. You’ll also find cookies, brownies and lemon bars from Michael’s Cookie Jar, ice cream from Cloud 10 Creamery, and healthy popsicles from GoodPop in Austin in stock. You can still get your typical movie fare of popcorn, candy, and soda.

The fast-casual counter service at Sundance Cinemas gives you the option of enjoying your food and beverages while catching up with a friend before the movie. You can also bring your food and drinks into the theater. The café and bar are open to everybody, even those without a ticket to a show. Sundance Cinemas generally caters to a more mature crowd, so you can largely avoid rowdy teenagers and people talking throughout the movie.

Sundance Cinemas allows you to purchase your tickets online and reserve your seats in advance, so you don’t have to worry about finding two open seats for you and your friend or date. The theaters are mostly small, offering a more intimate experience. They are also well-maintained and clean. A large underground parking garage is conveniently located across the street from the theater, and the box office will validate your parking when you pick up or purchase your tickets.

Houston is alive with culture, and there are many great offerings around the city. Sundance Cinemas is case in point. During your stay in Houston, take advantage of all the city has to offer, including a night out for dinner and a movie at Sundance Cinemas. Kozi Corporate Housing is proud to offer beautiful furnished apartments with great amenities at great locations throughout Houston, including in Downtown. Our friendly and professional staff is ready to help you book your short-term rental, so contact us today!

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