Enjoy the Magic of the Big Screen at the 5 Best Movie Theaters in San Antonio

(November 17, 2016) / by Kelly Kempker

Movie_Theatres_-SA.jpgA night at the movies is a popular entertainment choice that's appropriate for any group, whether it's couples, friends or families. Enjoy the magic of the big screen at one of these great movie theaters near our Springs San Antonio luxury apartment communities.

1. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
1255 SW Loop 410
210.677.8500
11 minutes from Springs at Alamo Ranch

Alamo Drafthouse is a creative movie-going concept that's been sweeping the nation, but its roots are right here in Texas. With snacks, meals and drinks delivered right to your seat, movie night at Alamo Drafthouse is better than being at home! The menu includes pizza, burgers and brunch dishes while the bar serves dozens of beer brands along with a full selection of mixed drinks and "adult" milkshakes. Programming is a mix of big-budget Hollywood releases with classic and cult favorites. There are two other locations at Stone Oak and Park North, and all three share a central phone number (listed above).

2. Rialto Brewhaus
2938 NE Loop 410
866.420.8626
28 minutes from Springs at Creekside

When it comes to full-service movie theaters, San Antonio has an embarrassment of riches. Rialto Brewhaus is another first-rate theater offering in-seat food and beverage service. All shows are reserved seating, so no more waiting in line to make a dash for your favorite spot. In addition to the best current films, Rialto features special events such as classic movies and nationwide screenings of hit Broadway shows.

3. City Base Cinema
2623 SE Military Dr.
210.531.3000
27 miles from Springs at Live Oak

Everything about the City Base Experience screams "luxury," from the leather rocking chairs with retractable arms to the 4K digital projection system. CBX features after 6 p.m. are reserved for adults over 18, and the $12 admission includes free popcorn and soft drink refills. Reduced pricing is available daily for the first two show times and all others before 5 p.m.

4. Santikos Bijou
4522 Fredericksburg Rd.
866.420.8626
21 minutes from Springs at Bandera

The Bijou is San Antonio's only art-house theater, regularly screening the best of independent and foreign cinema along with top Hollywood releases. Programming is aimed at sophisticated and serious film buffs, so no children under the age of 12 are admitted and those between the ages of 12 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission for all shows before 5 p.m. is only $7.

5. Santikos Casa Blanca
11210 Alamo Ranch Pkwy.
866.420.8626
2 minutes from Springs at Alamo Ranch

Casa Blanca is not your typical movie theater. It's actually a complete entertainment center that includes food and beverage service, bowling and a state-of-the-art video arcade. The AVX auditorium features an oversized screen, Dolby ATMOS sound and 4K projection.  

Is your favorite theater missing from the list? Let us know in the comments!

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