Whether you are looking to critique the latest Sundance winner, or shamelessly put on your 3-D glasses with the kids, Dallas offers a wide variety of movie theaters screening all types of films. You are sure to find your ideal movie going experience at one of these theaters.
The Magnolia Theater is located in the popular West Village of Uptown Dallas. Movie-goers love the sophisticated atmosphere and fresh alternative to the typical megaplex movie theater experience. With only five screens, The Magnolia offers beauty and design similar to an upscale restaurant, while offering more serious, film festival flicks. Customers will also enjoy the contemporary and hip Magnolia Bar, which offers up divine drinks that can even be taken into the theater. This is definitely a date night theater…probably not too many kids to ruin your flick.
Located in the hip shopping/dining area of Mockingbird Station, the Angelika is another one of Dallas’ film critics’ favorites. The Angelika Film Center boasts 8 screens and specializes in independent and specialty films all the while offering luxury stadium seating to make a comfortable movie going experience. Movie watchers can also enjoy the chic lounge/café outside of the theaters to grab a coffee or treat to enjoy before or after the film. The Angelika is committed to being an integral part of the Dallas arts community by participating in film festivals and hosting film discussions.
The Inwood Theater is yet another favorite of serious movie-goers. With only five screens, The Inwood is Dallas’ premier home for independent films and foreign language cinema. Located in the lobby of the theater is the Inwood Lounge, a full service martini bar that viewers love to hang out and discuss films just watched. The Screening Lounge is the first and only theater of it’s kind, offering couches, loveseats, ottomans, and even beanbags. This is the perfect atmosphere to kick back and enjoy your movie in pure comfort bliss.
For those looking for a more basic mainstream movie going experience without all the bells and whistles, AMC Northpark is still a great theater with several screens, concessions, and convenience of location. You may not find the latest foreign film, but you are sure to find the latest Disney or Pixar flick. Located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the popular Northpark mall, you can do your shopping, eat a meal, and catch the latest viewer’s choice all without leaving the building.
Studio Movie Grill offers many of the same popular titles as AMC Northpark, but here you don’t even have to leave the theater to order dinner. Movie-goers love Studio Movie Grill for the luxury of being able to eat a full course meal and enjoy drinks all without leaving your seat. You are actually waited on while you watch your movie. Parents will also appreciate family fun weekends where you can enjoy a kid friendly movie with only $2 admission at 11 a.m. every weekend. SMG also offers Special Needs Children Screening, more info here.
Lauren Kimmel is the Co-Founder of Dallas Moms Blog, a great resource for moms looking to connect to other moms, learn and laugh about motherhood, and discover all that Dallas has to offer. She is a wife to a musician and a mother to a bouncing baby boy.