Built in 1898, the Sunshine Cinema building was formerly the Houston Hippodrome motion picture theater and a Yiddish vaudeville house but for over 50 years it had been shuttered serving as a hardware warehouse. Landmark restored the theater back to its artistic roots and now offers art-house film lovers five brand-new state-of-the-art screens dedicated to first-run independent and foreign film as well as non-traditional studio programming.
The Sunshine Cinema has exceptional presentation and amenities including stadium seating, Dolby Digital Surround EX sound and gourmet concessions. The theater also offers attractions such as a Japanese rock garden and a viewing bridge that offers breathtaking city views from the third story spectacular glass annex. The restoration was a team effort—floor plans by TK Architects and interior design by architects Tony Pleskow and Tom Rael of Pleskow + Rael.