Savior of River Oaks Theatre unveils reel cool new luxury movie and dining destination in The Woodlands
Movie Magic in The Woodlands
The Houston company that’s leading the renovation of the historic River Oaks Theatre has revealed big plans for The Woodlands. Culinary Khancepts, an affiliate of Star Cinema Grill, will open a movie theater and a restaurant in the Market Street Development this July. (Update: The company has announced both concepts will open Wednesday, July 12.)
The movie theater, named Reel Luxury Cinemas, will replace a Cinemark theater that closed in 2022. Its five screens will feature amenities such as luxury recliners, privacy pods, and heated seats. Movie goers will have access to a full menu of food and drinks to dine on during the films.
Joining it will The Audrey Restaurant & Bar. Located on the second floor of Market Street, the Audrey will offer diners a view of the development’s greenspace through 20 large windows. Expect a menu of contemporary American fare that includes pastas, sandwiches, steaks, and seafood towers. True to its namesake, legendary actress Audrey Hepburn, the restaurant will serve a Breakfast at Tiffany’s inspired brunch on the weekends.
Taken together, both Reel Luxury Cinemas and the Audrey expand Culinary Khancepts’s presence in The Woodlands. The company opened an outpost of Texas comfort food restaurant State Fare in Hughes Landing last year.
“We really wanted to find a location that fit our vision of premium experiences and feel that there was no better fit than Market Street,” Culinary Khancepts president and CEO Omar Khan said in a statement. “It’s a first-class development that aligns with our long-term vision. We are excited to be a part of the Woodlands community and can’t wait for our guests to experience our passion for what we do.”
The area in and around Market Street has seen a number of new additions in the past couple years, including luxurious steak and seafood restaurant Mastro’s Ocean Club and whiskey-obsessed comfort food restaurant Bosscat Kitchen & Libations. Other recent openings in the area include Kirby Ice House and In-N-Out Burger.
"We are thrilled that Culinary Khancepts chose Market Street to debut the Reel Luxury Cinemas and The Audrey Restaurant & Bar concepts," Market Street marketing director Noemi Gonzalez added. "Through the years Market Street has welcomed many first-to-market tenants, and we know our guests will love these elevated cinema and dining experiences."