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Cinépolis Luxury Cinema
Cinépolis Cinema will anchor a retail development in the Howard Hughes’ Creekside Park Village Center in The Woodlands, TX.
Cinemark The Woodlands
There are 2 Cinemark Theater's in Town Center but, residents are also able to attend occasional free, public movie screenings at special events throughout the year. The Woodlands features two Cinemark Digital Theater locations within walking distance from one another.
Movie Theaters in The Woodlands Texas include
AMC-IMAX, Cinemark, Cinépolis Cinema, & the Xscape Theater.
3D Movie Technology
In the past few years, filmmakers have taken this attempt to recreate three-dimensional space on screen one step further. With digital 3-D, animators can fool your eyes and brain into thinking that they're looking into a 3-D space rather than at a 2-D screen. The end result is like looking through a window into a real, three-dimensional world or like having elements of the scene in the theater with you. While it's similar to older 3-D movies, the technology is considerably more advanced.
Both old and new 3-D movies rely on quirks of human vision to create deep, panoramic scenes or objects that seem to fly from the screen. Human beings have binocular vision - each eye sees a different image - and the brain combines them into a single, unified picture. The brain uses the slight difference in angle between the two images, known as parallax, to help it perceive depth. This is why people who lose sight in one eye have difficulty judging distances. (source: How Stuff Works)
The Woodlands has Gone Hollywood
The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau is promoting the community to the Texas Film Commission as a prime location for films, television and commercials. In hopes of becoming the next movie and cinema hot spot, The Woodlands will provide an inventory of its diverse shooting locations, including parks, shopping centers and suburban neighborhoods via it's new entity, "The Woodlands Area Film Commission."
The new initiative is to help The Woodlands to step out of the shadow of Houston and to market the diversity of the master planned community. Many outside the community believe that The Woodlands is still a rural setting and do not realize all the community has to offer. "It's another marketing opportunity," said Karen Hoylman, a member of the board of The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as president of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. "They haven't seen Market Street. It should be called Hollywoodlands."
The Woodlands has been the site of several local productions, including "The Bracelet of Bourdeaux," "Backstabbers," and "Playing House," as well as remote locations for Great Day Houston on KHOU (Channel 11), an episode of HGTV's House Hunters, and numerous music videos, commercials, public service announcements (PSAs), and short films. But The Woodlands hopes to attract a broader audience among filmmakers. Many cities in Texas have capitalized on being film-friendly and it has lead to significant economic development. For example, Smithville was the main shooting location for the film "Hope Floats" with Sandra Bullock, and as a result of shooting, sales taxes increased 17 percent there, leading to $800,000 in revenues directly tied to the film. A second film, "Tree of Life" starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, was also shot in Smithville.
Nick Wolda, president of The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, said films can make the community an ongoing tourist destination. Wolda said people continue to visit Savannah, Georgia to see the bench where Tom Hanks sat in "Forrest Gump," and many go to Seaside, Florida where Jim Carrey filmed "The Truman Show." "It&'s more of an education effort with the film industry," said Nelda Luce Blair, past chairwoman of The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau. "It is just another way to bring business to The Woodlands. We want to emphasize what we have to offer. We want to let people know about Market Street, our statues and our suburban look and feel."
The Woodlands Theater Scene recently quadrupled from a two theater town adding AMC and Xscape Theaters in late 2019, with a fifth theater, Cinépolis (Movie House & Eatery) opened in the Village of Creekside Park, in Village Green.
Theatrical entertainment is more than just on the big screen, of course. The Woodlands is also home to the Class Act Studio, which presents several stage productions throughout the year at the Nancy Bock Center for the Performing Arts at McCullough Junior High, and The Woodlands College Park High School theater. Approximately 12 miles north of The Woodlands, is Stage Right Productions which hosts several performances throughout the year at the Creighton Theater in Conroe.
AMC Theater Shenandoah
The Woodlands ( South Montgomery County, Texas) gained an AMC Movie Theater in early 2019. The Woodlands location is east and within walking distance of Chuy's Mexican Restaurant. AMC Woodlands is located in the Sam Moon Center Metro Park Square along I45 North, in Shenandoah Texas.
Xscape Theater The Woodlands
The Woodlands (Montgomery County, Texas) gained another movie place during the summer of 2017. The Woodlands location is the first Xscape Theater in Texas and is located at Old Conroe Magnolia Road & FM 1488.
Where To Go - The Woodlands Texas
Where to Go in The Woodlands, TX The Woodlands is centrally located less than 80 miles from Galveston on the Gulf Coast and within minutes of the Sam Houston National Forest making it easy to enjoy the more than 250 days a year that are warm and sunshiny. And what better way to do that than by packing the picnic basket and heading out to one of the more than 210 parks in The Woodlands. Take Fido out to one of the five dog parks and let him or her romp around and make some new canine friends.
The Woodlands Waterway
The Woodlands Waterway - Built in a similar fashion to the San Antonio River-walk, The Woodlands Waterway is bound on either side by shops and restaurants. Walking along the Waterway you might see ducks, egrets, turtles and of course wild fish, not to mention Japanese Koi in the Waterway Meditation Garden. The Woodlands Waterway provides pedestrian access to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, hotels and restaurants along The Waterway. During cooler weather, you might enjoy renting a Kayak, or a swan boat for some water-based exercise. Riva Rowe Boathouse, located at the dam between the upper and lower waterway offers Swan Boat, kayaks and stand up paddle boards (also known as SUP) rentals by the hour.
There are two Cinemark Movie Theaters in The Woodlands; both located near the Mall; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 on Lake Robbins Drive at Waterway Avenue and Cinemark at Market Street. Recently added movie theaters like Xscape Theater on FM 1488, the Movie House at Creekside Park, Star Cinema Grill ins Springwoods Village, and AMC Theater in Shenandoah are raising the bar when it comes to interior design, seating, and audio quality. The Woodlands Movie Theaters now offer more luxurious seating and amenities designed to appeal to your cinematic senses and appetite.
Scattered among the village retail centers including Town Center and neighboring communities such as Shenandoah, Spring, and Oak Ridge North, are several Restaurants including Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe, Jasper's, and cold, Sweet Treats like (Fro-Yo), & Cold Stone Creamery, Red Lobster, Morton's Grill, Spring Creek Barbeque, Rico's Mexican Grill, Pallotta's Italian Grill, Perry's Steak House, Panera Bread and of course the usual assortment of drive-thru burger and taco fast food options. TWG has an extensive directory of Restaurants in The Woodlands sorted by various categories including cuisine type, village center location and more.
There are more than 200 public parks among the Villages in The Woodlands. The parks range in size from the smaller simple amenity parks with a pond, to the larger Village parks with pavilions, sports fields, play-sets, and more. You'll find a variety of public parks in every village.
From any of the several local Bars to Township Music Events, to The Woodlands Pavilion, you can frequently find a live music presentation in The Woodlands. The Woodlands Township's Live Music events are held at several locations in different villages across the community.
The Woodlands plays host to several festivals throughout the year. Town Green Park in Town Center is a frequent festival location, along with Northshore park, and Hughes Landing.
Places To Go
Truly the heart of The Woodlands, Town Center encompasses the vast majority of dining, retail and entertainment complexes, well-placed commercial office space and beautiful, walk able landscapes.The Woodlands Town Center Town Center is the 1,000-acre 'downtown' of The Woodlands and a regional destination for shopping, dining, commerce, urban living and entertainment.
Each of the 9 Villages in The Woodlands feature a skateboard park. These Wheel Friendly Parks vary in size between the different locations.
All of these 'skate-parks' are under the same set of rules set by The Woodlands Township.
Wheel-Friendly Parks (Parks for Skateboards, Skates and Bikes.) Wheel friendly areas are concrete based features including ramps, banks, pipes, bowls, walls, rails and jumps.
Frisbee Golf Courses
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf but, instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970's and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest throws. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is a "Pole Hole"®; an elevated metal basket.
There are currently five (5) dog-friendly parks throughout The Woodlands. Each offers plenty of room for your Fido or Fifi to run, play and socialize with other dogs from around the neighborhood.
Bear Branch, Cattail, Harper's Landing, Tamarac, and Terramont parks all include a dog friendly area.