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The 8 most badass movie theaters in Dallas

Alamo Drafthouse, Richardson TX
Aaron Miller

There are a lot of places where you can watch a movie in the Metroplex, but only eight that will make watching Ben Affleck play Batman actually somewhat tolerable. They've all got something unique, be it history, giant screens, or just a shton of booze:

Texas Theatre, Dallas TX
Texas Theatre/Manny Rodriguez

The Texas Theatre
You know the Texas Theatre's place in US history, so we're not gonna revisit that. What's important here is the absolutely awesome deco interior, a solid mix of moderns and classics, and, yes, that's an old-school record player in the lobby.

Inwood Theatre interior
Inwood Theatre

Inwood Theatre
Sure, it's got one of the top five most glorious pieces of neon in Dallas, 66yrs of history, and a great selection of indie and foreign pics, but the best part: the Love Sacs!

HP Village Theatre Cocktail
HP Village Theatre

HP Village Theatre
Their Red Room would make David Lynch proud, but their Living Room was built for John Facenda. Plus, you can watch My Own Private Idaho with your own private bartender. Win.

The Angelika exterior
The Angelika

The Angelika
If Kirsten Dunst went to this artsy flick house, she'd be all, "Brrrr, it's cold in here", mostly because it's home to one of Dallas's coldest A/Cs. Mostly.

The Magnolia, Dallas TX
The Magnolia

The Magnolia
Sure, the parking sucks more than the plot of a Transformers movie, but, located right in the middle of the West Village, it's got arguably the best location of any theater on this list.

Alamo Drafthouse Richardson TX
Aaron Miller
Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth TX
Aaron Miller

Coyote Drive-In
It's 50% beer garden, 50% drive-in movie theater. We really shouldn't have to explain this beyond that.

LOOK Cinemas, Dallas TX
Aaron Miller

LOOK Cinemas
Look's got seats that auto-recline for the lazy/smart. It's got a giant ATMOS screen. It's got rad drinks. It's got a Nick & Sam's Grill that you can eat while you're reclining with a rad drink while watching a horribly plotted Transformers movie on a giant ATMOS screen.