june on the rooftop

Houston's first rooftop cinema reveals prideful new summer lineup and fun themed nights

Houston's rooftop cinema reveals hot new lineup and fun themed nights

Rooftop Cinema Club Houston night skyline
Get ready for some diverse features and slapstick comedy. Photo by Rooftop Cinema Club Houston

Since its opening, Houstonians have been packing the Rooftop Cinema Club in Uptown Park to catch cool new releases, cult classics, and sing-along favorites. Now, the city’s hottest outdoor theater unveils its first summer season, which showcases diversity in film with titles honoring black and LGBTQ cinema.

Cinephiles can expect titles such as How Stella Got Her Groove Back June 13, BlacKKKlansman June 19, The Favourite June 20, and more. In keeping with their popular theme nights, the cinema will host a special nod to dads on Father’s Day, plus a Best Friends Day and Sunglasses Day.

Comedy fans will want to get onboard with the hilarious 1980 slapstick flick Airplane! on June 22, where they can enjoy in-flight-inspired beverages, snack service, pilot announcements, and movie bingo.

June also sees the return of the popular sing-alongs, where fans can belt out choruses to Mamma Mia June 1, Grease June 3, and The Greatest Showman June 17. The club will also offer up “Rooftop Classics” including Selena, A Star is Born, The Breakfast Club, and others.

Tickets for the June lineup go on sale online at noon Wednesday, May 1. To paraphrase ’80s icon Ferris Bueller (and CultureMap food editor Eric Sandler): Tickets move pretty fast: If you don’t stop and look, you could miss them.

Prices start at $17 per person for a one-person lounge seat. A single person seat with the addition of bottomless popcorn is $20. Tickets for couples, or a roomier love seat, plus bottomless popcorn, are $24 per person. New for spring is a student discount ticket starting at $15.30, with valid I.D. required the night of the event.

As always, the cinema will serve up movie grub from Good Dog Houston, which offers three 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.

Here is the full June movie lineup, which features screenings every night throughout the month.

June 1 – Mamma Mia (sing-along)
June 2 – Friday
June 3 – Grease (sing-along)
June 4 – 9 to 5
June 5 – Selena
June 6 – Weird Science
June 8 – Romy & Michele's High School Reunion (Best Friends Day)
June 9 – A Star is Born
June 10 – Bohemian Rhapsody
June 11 – Romeo + Juliet
June 12 – The Shining
June 13 – How Stella Got Her Groove Back
June 14 – Selena (Flag Day)
June 15 – The Breakfast Club
June 16 – Field of Dreams (Father’s Day and 30th anniversary)
June 17 – The Greatest Showman (Sing-along)
June 18 – Bohemian Rhapsody
June 19 – Blackkklansman (Juneteenth)
June 20 – The Favourite (Pride film)
June 21 – Friday the 13th (1980)
June 22 – Airplane! (Themed night)
June 23 – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (15th anniversary)
June 24 – Grease
June 25 – Girls Trip
June 26 – Dirty Dancing
June 27 – The Lost Boys (Sunglasses Day)
June 28 – A Star is Born
June 29 – Bring it On
June 30 – Black Dynamite (10th anniversary)

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Rooftop Cinema Club is located at BLVD Place above Whole Foods, 1700 Post Oak Blvd. For tickets and information, visit the official site.