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Best Movie Theater Houston 2012 - AMC Studio 30

AMC Studio 30

AMC Studio 30

2949 Dunvale

Houston, TX 77063

713-977-4431

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Being bigger isn't enough when it comes to movie theaters. Having 30 screens won't do you much good if those 30 screens are filled with lame films. That's where AMC Studio 30 beats out the competition to take this year's Best Movie Theater award. It's not only big, it has exciting, exceptional programming. The complex is home to the annual WorldFest International Independent Film Festival, a ten-day festival of cutting-edge releases made by the best up-and-coming filmmakers from around the globe, with most of the directors and actors attending the screenings. It also regularly holds previews, such as the recent U. N. Me; premieres, including Joseph Elmore's Because I Love You earlier this summer; and limited-release openings, like Patrick Wang's Independent Spirit Award Nominee In the Family.

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17 comments
BrentTH
BrentTH

Ridiculous pick.  The picker must have only gone there during that festival.  Any other time, this theater is straight up shady.  Best movie theater to potentially get shot or stabbed in the parking lot on a Saturday night?  Maybe.

Osiris3657
Osiris3657

This is stupid. Even though I frequent this AMC because it's close to me, the best theater BY FAR in Houston is Sundance in the theater district downtown.

wynkoutloud
wynkoutloud

@danielwcarlson is that the one that always leaves you hating life when you leave it?

Film_Monitor
Film_Monitor

@danielwcarlson @houstonpress while I appreciate their occasional offbeat choices, it's mostly a bland multiplex.

thepartylines
thepartylines

@danielwcarlson If that AMC Studio as the best movie theater in Houston, the slums of Calcutta the best new housing development in India.

kylejack
kylejack

@danielwcarlson @HoustonPress They have a rule about picking something two years in a row, so Alamo is out. I agree, though, terrible pick.

LauraMilli
LauraMilli

@danielwcarlson That is absurd. And about as accurate as a few of the winners on the Food & Drinks list unfortunately.

danielwcarlson
danielwcarlson

@wynkoutloud Thankfully, I haven't had to go in a while. Last time image was out of focus and past the screen. Asked 3x for help. Nothing.

danielwcarlson
danielwcarlson

@Film_Monitor @houstonpress Just surprised and disappointed is all. The theater's quality, cleanliness, & programming are cringe-worthy.

danielwcarlson
danielwcarlson

@LauraMilli That theater's a total pit. Glad I haven't had to go in a while. I always feel like I need a shower or rehab after I leave.

kylejack
kylejack

@brittanieshey @danielwcarlson Have been several exceptions, like Spec's.

kylejack
kylejack

@brittanieshey @danielwcarlson Maybe I misunderstood what @kshilcutt told me way back when. Very rare that something repeats consec, though.

JillDReese
JillDReese

@danielwcarlson @lauramilli I stopped going to that one after I set next to girls that pulled footlong Subway sandwiches out of their purses

danielwcarlson
danielwcarlson

@kylejack @brittanieshey Consecutive repeats or no, there are a couple other options out there. Very weird, somewhat uninformed pick.

JillDReese
JillDReese

@LauraMilli @danielwcarlson I was impressed with their audacity. Until peppers/onions went EVERYWHERE & the whole theater started to smell.

LauraMilli
LauraMilli

@JillDReese @danielwcarlson That is awesome and frightening. Haven't they been to the Sundance theater?

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