Edwards Greenway Palace Stadium 24 Movie Theater
The Latin Quarter in Paris got its name because the Sorbonne was founded there in 1253 and from then up until around the 17th century, the scholars who lived in that neighborhood spoke Latin as their primary language (they considered French and German to be lesser languages of the uneducated). Until a few years ago, Houston’s well-appointed art film houses were considered the domains of cultivated cinema-goers and the other popcorn and Junior Mints strewn theaters that presented box office blockbusters were the destination of a subset who didn’t mind stepping on semi-gooey gum to get to their seats. But let’s face it, we’re not that elitist and we all like a little action/adventure movie or a chick flick on occasion . And Edwards changed the theater-as-garbage-pit concept by building a nice venue that calls for our better selves. There's a gigantic mosaic lobby floor, sleek escalators and an overall décor of sensible sophistication that extends into the screening rooms with orchestra seating. There's a $3 parking fee in the theater garage, but you can get a martini near the lobby, too. It’s clean, and it serves Marble Slab ice cream. And it’s centrally located in the Greenway area. Go forth and enjoy Batman in style.