In recent years, Landmark River Oaks has won six Best of Houston® awards: five for Best Movie Theater and one for Best Film Series. The multiple wins can be credited to its physical structure and programming. The theater was built in 1939, and its art deco interior has understandably been modified over the years, with changes including the conversion of the balcony to house two small screens. But the modifications have been conservative and restrained, and much of the interior stands intact, with the original grandeur still visible. The theater's programming is eclectic, made up mostly of indie and foreign films along with the robust midnight screening series. There are also frequent exclusives, and premieres by Houston filmmakers are becoming more and more regular. It all makes for a stellar moviegoing experience.