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4 local theaters for your film fix

We really know it’s all about the movie snacks.

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Screen in style at the updated Downtown Cowtown at The Isis.

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Everyone knows the best movies of the year come out between Halloween and New Years Day. Between the fluffy blankets — optional in warm Texas winters — and buckets of salty popcorn — mandatory regardless of the weather — the holiday season is prime movie-watching time.

If you’re ready to swap streaming for an old-fashioned trip to the picture show — or you just need to send the endless parade of visiting relatives out of the house for a few hours — we’ve got you covered. Settle in at these four local theaters for some new flicks and classic “talkies.”

Photo of the interior of a theater with navy furnishings

Downtown Cowtown is a classy spot to catch a classic.

Downtown Cowtown at The Isis, 2401 N. Main St.

The historic single-screen theater originally opened in 1914. After a storied history and full renovation, the venue reopened in its current iteration in 2021. Classic films are screened four times per day Sunday-Thursday. Bonus: If you’re the first person to arrive, you get to pick the movie from 40 titles on rotation.

Photo of the drive in movie screen

Now is your chance to reenact every teen movie ever made.

Coyote Drive-In, 223 NE 4th St.

Pull up to the screen on Panther Island for a daily showing at sundown. Bring your pup (on a leash), blankets, and radio to watch new films and old favorites from the comfort of your car. Bonus: Items from the full food and drink menu will be delivered straight to your vehicle.

Photo of the Modern Art Museum with glazed galleries and a reflection pool at dusk.

A movie theater inside a lightbox?

Photo by Briaande via Wiki Commons

The Modern, 3200 Darnell St.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has four ongoing screening series. Magnolia at the Modern shows critically acclaimed films while National Theatre Live broadcasts stage shows from the National Theatre of Great Britain. Movies That Matter includes free showings of human and civil rights films with moderated discussions and My Favorite Films replays classics from 1945 to present day. Bonus: Assistive listening options are available.

Rooftop Cinema Miami Beach | Grand Opening

Catch family favorites at the Rooftop Cinema Club all fall.

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Rooftop Cinema Club, 200 Main St.

The outdoor theater atop The Worthington Renaissance Hotel features a 360° view of downtown, Adirondack chairs, and a custom drink and food menu. Listen to the movie through state-of-the-art wireless headphones. Bonus: Park for free if you eat at Toro Toro.

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