springtime on the rooftop

Houston's rooftop cinema unveils new spring lineup full of hot hits and cool themed nights

Houston's rooftop cinema unveils cool new spring 2020 lineup

Rooftop Cinema Club Houston night skyline
Get ready for themed nights, special tributes, and even dog-friendly screenings on the rooftop.  Photo by Rooftop Cinema Club Houston

Spring in Houston finds locals looking to the al fresco life, as they jam pack venues offering sunny patios and cool rooftop views. Now, one of the Bayou City’s hottest rooftop spots has returned, offering a fresh new lineup of 2020 events.

Rooftop Cinema Club, the popular social/outdoor theater experience that mixes fun flicks and skyline views of Uptown (1700 Post Oak Blvd. in BLVD Place), kicks off its spring lineup on March 18 with a beloved Texas classic and Houston favorite, Urban Cowboy, at the height of rodeo season.

Doors won’t officially open till then, but fans can still grab advance tickets when they go on sale online at noon, Wednesday, February 19.

New for 2020, guests can plan their outdoor cinema experience up to three months in advance with films scheduled seasonally versus monthly.

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.

Here are some highlights of Rooftop’s spring season:

  • Fans can vote for and come dressed as their favorite character to celebrate their most-loved Tarantino film on his birthday on March 27
  • Monthly themed nights starring J-Lo, with Selena (for Selena’s birthday) on April 16 and Hustlers on May 21
  • Wooftop’s dog-friendly screening returns on April 11 with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Honoring Kobe Bryant with Love & Basketball screening on May 1, including charity donation to Mamba Sports Foundation
  • Special prom-themed night on May 2 with American Pie (dressing up is not required, but prom attire is highly encouraged)
  • A special Mother’s Day screening of Steel Magnolias on May 10

Doors open at 6:30 pm and films begin around sunset at 8 pm. Here are the spring movie listings.

March 18 – Urban Cowboy
March 19 – Selena
March 20 – Do the Right Thing
March 21 – Poetic Justice
March 22 – Pretty Woman
March 25 – Grease
March 26 – Harriet
March 27 – Fan Choice: Quentin Tarantino film (T.B.D.)
March 28 – Menace II Society
March 28 – Miss Congeniality
March 30 – Troop Beverly Hills            
March 31 – Pretty in Pink
April 1 – Sweet Home Alabama
April 2 – When Harry Met Sally
April 3 – Runaway Bride
April 4 – Love Jones
April 5 – The Princess Bride
April 6 – Cry Baby
April 7 – Pure Country
April 8 – Rodger's And Hammerstein's Cinderella
April 9 – Parasite
April 10 – Romeo + Juliet
April 11 – Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (Dog-friendly)
April 12 – The Notebook
April 13 – The Sandlot
April 14 – Clueless
April 15 – Grease (Sing-A-Long)
April 16 – Selena
April 17 – There's Something About Mary
April 18 – Empire Records
April 19 – Jerry Maguire
April 20 – Dazed and Confused
April 21 – Brown Sugar
April 22 – Anchorman
April 23 – The Time Traveler's Wife
April 24 – Dirty Dancing (Open captions)
April 25 – House Party 2
April 26 – Fried Green Tomatoes
April 27 – Stand by Me
April 28 – Friday
April 29 – The Best Man
April 30 – Pretty Woman
May 1 – Love and Basketball
May 2 – American Pie
May 3 – Pulp Fiction
May 4 – Easy A
May 5 – Pan's Labyrinth
May 6 – Back to The Future
May 7 – Soul Food
May 8 – Dirty Dancing
May 9 – Mean Girls
May 10 – Steel Magnolias
May 11 – Now and Then
May 12 – Selena
May 13 – The Wood
May 14 – The Breakfast Club
May 15 – Bridesmaids
May 16 – Grease
May 17 – Moulin Rouge
May 18 – Superbad
May 19 – Fight Club
May 20 – 10 Things I Hate About You (Open captions)
May 21 – Hustlers
May 22 – Crazy, Stupid, Love
May 23 – New Jack City
May 24 – Jurassic Park
May 25 – Save The Last Dance
May 26 – Love & Basketball
May 27 – Dirty Dancing
May 28 – Breakfast At Tiffany's
May 29 – The Big Lebowski
May 30 – Romy And Michele's High School Reunion
May 31 – The Princess Bride