Sundance Cinema Houston

An Insiders Guide to Sundance Cinemas in Houston

Sundance Cinemas Houston is one of the most unique movie theatres in the country. Located in Bayou Place, Sundance Cinemas completely refurbished the 8 screen complex and created what can only be described as a brand new and exciting film center for Houston. Not only is the building distinctive, but the experience is unlike at any other cinema. It is the best place in Houston to watch a movie and enjoy a cocktail, beer or wine, and have a quick and delicious snack.

  • Reserved Seat Ticketing. All seats for all shows are reserved. Pick your favorite seat online, at our ticketing kiosks in the lobby or at our box office. Purchase your seats in advance online at and print out your tickets at home and completely bypass the box office line. There is no extra cost to buy and print advance tickets on the web, and parking is validated by a concierge at the box office.
  • Amenity Fee.  Sundance Cinemas adds a small surcharge to all tickets that varies by the day of the week and showtime of the day.  The range is from zero (no charge) for the first matinee show on week days Monday through Thursday, to $3.25 per ticket for evening shows on Friday and Saturday nights.  A chart with the Amenity Fee schedule is available on the website or at the box office.  The Amenity Fee is uniformly charged for tickets purchased on the web, at the box office or at the kiosks.  The Amenity Fee covers the extraordinary costs of being “green”, customer services such as reserved seating, and offsets the lost income from forgoing on screen advertising revenues which we believe diminish the movie going experience. 
  • Free 3 Hour Validated Parking. Our box office is open 15 minutes before the first showtime of the day. Bring your ticket from the Theatre District Parking Garage to the box office and in our express line for parking, we will process your validated parking. With the purchase of a movie ticket, Sundance Cinemas provides validation for three (3) hours of free parking upon presentation of your white Theatre District parking ticket at the box office. Upon presentaion of a 'blue' Theatre District parking ticket, Sundance Cinemas will reimburse $7.00 of the parking fee.
  • Sundance Bar. The Sundance Bar is located in the lobby, next to the concession stand and across from our Art Gallery. The Sundance Bar opens at around 6pm Mon-Thu, and at 4pm Fri-Sun. In addition to cocktails there are draft beers, interesting wines, and a delicious variety of fresh made food, desserts and salads available.
  • Valid ID required for alcohol purchase.
  • Art Gallery. Our Art Gallery is located adjacent to the Box Office. Every three months, a new local Houston artist is featured.
  • Special events and screenings. Sundance Houston hosts a wide variety of special events, screenings and film festivals.
  • Carry your drink to your seat from the bar. All Drinks and food are designed to be enjoyed at your seat during the show, as well as in the lobby and out on the patio. Full bottles of wine or champagne purchased in our bars and enjoyed in your seat as well. We use real glassware - the ultimate way to recycle!
  • Please put your trash in the right bin. We recycle our glass products and plastic bottles.  Separate glass recycling and trash bins are located throughout the theatre.   
  • Traditional concessions plus more. We offer traditional popcorn, soda, candy and gourmet hot dogs plus a wide variety of  specialty pastries, bottled drinks, ice cream and candies.  We use  real butter on our popcorn.  Grab and Go bottled beer and individual servings of wine are available from the reach in cooler at the snack bar.
  • Keeping up with us. Sign up for our weekly email blasts by visiting our website for showtimes, special events and up to date information on programming.
  • Address.  Located at 510 Texas Street at Bayou Place in Houston, entrance at the corner of Smith and Capitol.

For more information on Sundance Cinemas, please visit our website

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