8 Chic Austin Movie Theaters
Enjoy a truly unique movie theater experience at one of Austin's chic theaters, boasting showings of everything from Indie charmers to Hollywood blockbusters. Not to be outdone, many of the city's movie theaters offer great bites, boozy drinks, and chairs comfortable enough to convince any skeptic that they may as well be relaxing at home on their own couch.
These theaters can't be outdone when it comes to entertaining for a family outing, date night, or much-needed alone time.
6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd #3100 | 512.322.0145 | Website
Founded in 1985 by Richard Linklater, Austin Film Society Cinema offers limited showings of movies under the dimly-lit cover of the artsy theaters.
Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd St | 512.495.9600 | Website
Locally-owned, this cinema shows indie, documentary, and foreign films while offering with reserved seating and access to a bar and cafe.
Various Locations | Website
This stylish theater chain features new and classic films while serving cocktails and creative seat-side.
713 Congress Ave | 512.472.5470 | Website
Live theatre venue and movie theatre located in the heart of downtown Austin. The classical revival style structure was built in 1915, and is one of the city's most historic venues.
Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Ave | 512.936.8746 | Website
An theater boasting the only IMAX with Laser film experience in Texas on the largest screen in the state.
Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In
12419 Lowden Ln | 512-850-6127 | Website
Named one of the "coolest outdoor movie theaters in the world" by Conde Nast, this old-time drive in plays classic and art-house movies in the middle of the city.
Moviehouse & Eatery
8300 N FM 620 Bldg B | 512.428.6071 | Website
American dishes are served to audience members in plush chairs at thus theater, which also has a lobby bar.
166 Hargraves Dr Suite A100 | 512.457.0700 | Website
Mainstream Hollywood movies meet popular art films at Sky Cinema, which serves draft beer, wine, and made-to-order food in its swanky theaters.
Make a date of it! If you opt for a theater that doesn't offer gourmet bites, you can't go wrong eating on one of the city's best patios or grabbing a craft cocktail before or after the show. Follow us on social media for more tips on what to do in Austin!