Star Cinema Grill's motion-picture experts launch moviegoers into the fantastical cosmos of first-run films and seasonal blockbusters amid the drifting aromas of freshly grilled eats. Prior to plopping into a comfy theater seat, screen gazers can survey each location's now showing list for current features or appraise the coming soon section to plan future outings. While noshing on a large bucket of popcorn, viewers prepare to be wowed by jaw-dropping action, tear-evoking romance, or nightmare-inducing preshow cell-phone warnings. Although not included with today's deal, Star Cinema Grill offers a full menu of appetizers, entrees, and drinks served by the venue's friendly wait staff and over-the-hill drones no longer sprightly enough for Hollywood.
At Soundbox Studios, the human body is the preferred artistic medium. Owners and brothers Andrew and Duy Nguyen, along with Calvin Eata, have created an encouraging space that supports the Houston dance community. Skilled instructors oversee hip-hop classes for all levels, teaching basic moves and rhythm patterns that students will later modify and make their own as they progress through the curriculum. The Soundbox also sports their own sharply dressed crop of performance teams, including The Lady Rascals, Riot Squad, and Lunchbox, a preadolescent crew capable of breakdancing their ABCs.
The 4th Annual New Year's Eve Ball: Confetti Countdown plunges partygoers into a churning pool of electronic music, dancing, and drinks. Featured DJ and house virtuoso Richard Vission inspires no-holds-barred boogying with original high-energy beats and rhythmic remixes of songs by Lady Gaga and Prince. Christopher Lawrence beams unique techno trance tunes directly to beat-hungry feet. A host of other musicians including DJ Riddler, Brian Stovall, and Vance Lawrence will tag-team throughout the night to feed the party vibe and subwoofers' sense of purpose.
At Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's nostalgically decorated locations, waiters hand-deliver cold drinks and casual fare to patrons reclining in cinema seating while independent, blockbuster, and classic movies parade across the screens. The projection palace sports a full schedule of mainstream cinematic offerings—such as The Adventures of Tintin, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and The Sitter. The absence of pre-feature ads makes for consistently punctual entertainment, much like a series of karaoke songs sung by an alarm clock. Cinephiles can peruse a full calendar of special events, which invite them to quote along with cult favorites, text quips and thoughts directly onto the screen of comically bad films during HeckleVision screenings, or practice aim with complimentary cap guns at action flicks. The theater also hosts interactive sing-along sessions for musical classics such as Grease, where audience members are encouraged to wield plastic combs and candy smokes while busting out alma mater chants, teenage duets, and soulful choir songs about polio vaccines. Patrons can keep throats hydrated with a 32-ounce drink, quenching thirsts with bottled water or Coca-Cola products.
Across its many screens, Edwards Theater at West Oaks Mall shows a constant stream of new Hollywood releases. Amenities such as RPX (Regal Premium Experience) and 3D treat audiences an unforgettable experience, with premium sound and projection equipment. The theater’s stadium seating gives viewers an unimpeded view of the romance, action, and constant Jeff Goldblum cameos present in today’s cinema.
Seating is subject to availability, so customers should arrive early for best selection. Customers who purchase tickets to see a celebrity chef also receive complimentary general admission to the rest of the event on the same day. The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.