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Rooftop Cinema Club adds second screen to Uptown Houston location

The ‘social cinema’ company is now offering first-run movies in addition to its more repertory programming.


Rooftop Cinema Club in Uptown Houston.


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Uptown Houston's Rooftop Cinema Club is expanding. The outdoor movie theater venue is adding a second screen, designed to show first-run films while they're still in theaters.

Gerry Cottle is the founder of the Rooftop Cinema Club. He took a gamble on what he calls “social cinema,” and despite hard times reported for some more traditional movie theater chains, that gamble seems to be paying off.

In the audio above, Cottle tells Houston Matters producer Troy Schulze his passion for entertainment was stoked while growing up as the son of a famous circus impresario.

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Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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