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Aurora Picture Show

2442 Bartlett St. Houston, TX 77098 | Lower Shepherd-Kirby | 713-868-2101

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Houston's preeminent art house theater used to be located on the north side of the Heights (on Aurora St., fittingly), but now calls the Rice University area home. There's no Hollywood here - it's all special engagements. Check their calendar online if you're in the mood for an obscure foreign flick, a series of extremely short comedy shorts or anything of an artsy ilk.


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