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Houston's first rooftop cinema reveals totally awesome new lineup full of '80s classics and singalong hits

Houston's rooftop cinema reveals new lineup of '80s classics, musicals

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Ready for some Dirty Dancing on the rooftop? Photo by Rooftop Cinema Club Houston

Spring in Houston sees Houstonians packing parks, patios, and rooftop spots to soak up the sunshine and fair weather. Now, one of Houston’s hottest outdoor venues has unveiled myriad reasons for folks to flock to Uptown Park.

Houston’s Rooftop Cinema has just revealed its May lineup, which pays homage to the ’80s with some totally rad classics. The features include Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ghostbusters, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Dirty Dancing, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Terms of Endearment, (for Mother’s Day), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and more.

With Rooftop fans happily belting out songs in their favorite musicals during special shows, the club has brought back the popular sing-along screenings that include Grease and Bohemian Rhapsody. (While not official sing-along shows, screenings of Selena and A Star is Born are sure to include some audience participation.)

Also new for May is a special E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial event that offers moviegoers Reese’s Pieces, signature red hoodies, and specials on Coors Light. For the perfect selfie or Insta post, look for photo ops of the iconic E.T. bike and moon scene, before and after the showing.

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.

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.

Tickets for the May lineup go on sale online at noon Wednesday, April 3. 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.

Here is the full May movie lineup, which features screenings every Tuesday through Sunday.

May 1 – Ghostbusters
May 2 – Bohemian Rhapsody (Sing-A-Long)
May 3 – A Star is Born
May 4 – Aquaman
May 5 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
May 7 – Dangerous Minds
May 8 – Grease (Sing-A-Long)
May 9 – Selena
May 10 – Ferris Bueller's Day Off
May 11 – Mrs. Doubtfire
May 12 – Terms of Endearment
May 14 – Do the Right Thing
May 15 – Bohemian Rhapsody (Sing-A-Long)
May 16 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
May 17 – Armageddon
May 18 – Selena
May 19 – Jason's Lyric
May 21 – Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
May 22 – Love, Simon
May 24 – Dirty Dancing
May 25 – E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (Themed Night)
May 26 – Silver Linings Playbook
May 28 – Bohemian Rhapsody (Sing-A-Long)
May 29 – Cruel Intentions
May 30 – Love & Basketball
May 31 – A Star is Born


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