springtime on the rooftop

Houston's first rooftop cinema unveils new spring lineup full of cool classics and singalong hits

Houston's rooftop cinema unveils new lineup full of singalong classics

Rooftop Cinema Club Houston night skyline
Get ready to sing along to Bohemian Rhapsody on the roof.  Photo by Rooftop Cinema Club Houston

As the weather warms in Houston, locals look forward to the al fresco life, packing parks, patios, and rooftops. And perhaps no rooftop spot in the city is hotter than the Rooftop Cinema Club, which has just announced its 2019 season.    

The wildly popular social/outdoor theater experience that boasts cool flicks and skyline views of Uptown kicks off its spring lineup on March 13 with a beloved Texas classic and Houston favorite, Selena.

Doors won’t officially open till then, but fans can still grab advance tickets when they go on sale online at noon, Wednesday, February 13. Tickets start at $17 per person for a one-person lounge seat. A single person seat paired with bottomless popcorn is $20. Tickets for couples or anyone looking for a roomier love seat, plus bottomless popcorn, are $24 per person.

If last year was any indicator, tickets should move fast, as the experience makes for a fun date night, family outing, or group party. The cinema will bring back movie grub from Good Dog Houston, which offers three new dogs: the Picnic Dog, the Uptown Dog, and The Dude. Additional fare includes fruit and cheese plates, frito pie, and chili cheese nachos. Adult beverages include a full bar with craft cocktails, local beer options, and an assortment of wines. 

March will see familiar classics and for the first time, special “sing-along” versions of Bohemian Rhapsody and Grease, March 14 and 19, respectively. April will celebrate the ’90s with hit films like GhostFight ClubPulp Fiction, and special-themed nights such as Bridesmaids, April 23, with fun extras inspired by the film.

To address demand, the cinema has extended normal hours to offer a film seven nights-a-week through the end of April. Double screenings on the same night are scheduled every Friday and Saturday evening through the first weekend in April.

Here is the full March and April movie lineup:

  • March 13 – Selena
  • March 14 – Bohemian Rhapsody (Sing-along)
  • March 15 – Pretty in Pink
  • March 15 – Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • March 16 – Stand by Me
  • March 16 – The Greatest Showman
  • March 17 – Dirty Dancing
  • March 18 – Dreamgirls
  • March 19 – Grease (Sing-along)
  • March 20 – Purple Rain
  • March 21 – Moulin Rouge
  • March 22 – An American Tail
  • March 22 – Labyrinth
  • March 23 – 500 Days of Summer
  • March 23 – Zombieland
  • March 24 – Secret Superstar
  • March 25 – West Side Story
  • March 26 – Pure Country            
  • March 27 – Urban Cowboy
  • March 28 – A Star is Born
  • March 29 – Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • March 29 – Rock ‘n’ Roll High School
  • March 30 – Hairspray
  • March 30 – Spice World
  • March 31 – La La Land
  • April 1 – The Goonies
  • April 2 – The Notebook
  • April 3 – Selena
  • April 4 – The Birdcage
  • April 5 – American Pie
  • April 5 – Risky Business
  • April 6 – 10 Things I Hate About You
  • April 6 – The Princess Bride
  • April 7 – Waiting to Exhale
  • April 8 – Crazy Rich Asians
  • April 9 – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • April 10 – The Sandlot
  • April 11 – Ghost
  • April 12 – Twister
  • April 13 – A Walk to Remember
  • April 14 – Love Jones
  • April 15 – Fight Club
  • April 16 – Clueless
  • April 17 – Forrest Gump
  • April 18 – Pulp Fiction
  • April 19 – Space Jam
  • April 20 – Dazed and Confused
  • April 21 – The Ten Commandments
  • April 22 – Donnie Darko
  • April 23 – Bridesmaids
  • April 24 – Top Gun
  • April 25 – The Bodyguard
  • April 26 – The Karate Kid
  • April 27 – Pretty Woman
  • April 28 – Amelie
  • April 29 – Now and Then
  • April 30 – Leon the Professional