Here is our master list of cinemas (and similar venues) that regularly or occasionally screen canonically weird features. These are some of the coolest theaters in the world, please patronize them! Clicking on most of the entries will open a page with the current date/week’s movies. U.S. listings are first, by state (and DC metro listed separately), with other countries following. Help keep this list up to date by making suggestions in the comments.
As a special note, a number of otherwise-conventional theaters host occasional screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (although the 2020 pandemic interrupted the movies record as the longest-screening feature in movie history). The largest RHPS fan site keeps a list of such screenings (we don’t vouch for how up-to-date it is).
Tempe – The Majestic
Tuscon – The Loft
Arcata – Arcata Theater Lounge
Los Angeles Metro – Academy Museum – Museum with special screenings of repertory films.
Brain Dead Studios/The Silent Movie Theater. Formerly Cinefamily.
The Frida. Also occasionally hosts drive-in/outdoor screenings at various locations around Southern California.
The New Beverly. Quentin Tarantino’s theater.
Oakland – The New Parkway
San Francisco – Alamo Drafthouse
Santa Rosa – Roxy 14. A commercial theater with a bi-weekly cult film series, usually focused on 70s and 80s horror.
Denver Metro – Alamo Drafthouse. Three locations.
Fort Collins – The Lyric
Miami – Nite Owl Drive-In
Atlanta – Plaza Theater. Also hosts drive-in screenings.
Chicago – Gene Siskel Film Center
Bloomington – Indiana University Cinema
Lexington – The Kentucky Theater
Louisville – Speed Art Museum Cinema
New Orleans – The Prytania
Baltimore – The Charles
(also see Washington D.C. Metro)
Boston Metro – The Brattle
Coolidge Corner. A classic art-deco theater.
Detroit Metro – The Film Lab
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro – The Trylon
Kansas City – Screenland
Springfield – Alamo Drafthouse
St. Louis – Arkadin Cinema and Bar
Omaha – Alamo Drafthouse
Albuquerque – Guild Cinema
Buffalo Metro – The Screening Room
New York City – Alamo Drafthouse. Theaters in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island.
Brooklyn Academy of Music. As the name implies they’re focused on music but have regular film screenings—often weird ones.
Museum of the Moving Image. Queens museum that also hosts movie-related exhibitions.
Nitehawk. Two locations in Brooklyn. Before the pandemic they frequently featured midnight movies; hopefully they will return to regular screenings soon.
The Paris. Historic theater now owned by Netflix, who uses it to host Oscar-qualifying premieres of its own films alongside the regular repertory content.
Spectacle Theater. Hole-in-the-wall community theater in Brooklyn featuring microbudget and experimental features you can’t see anywhere else.
Yonkers – Alamo Drafthouse
Raleigh – Alamo Drafthouse
Cleveland – Cinematheque
Columbus – Gateway Film Center
Portland – Hollywood Theater. A new classic movie every night
PAM CUT – Formerly Northwest Film Center. Indoor and outdoor movies and film classes
Lehighton – The Mahoning Drive-In. Often hosts special multi-movie themed events. Overnight camping allowed. Reservations recommended for popular events.
Pittsburgh – Row House
Memphis – Crosstown Theater. Mainly a music venue, but when they do feature repertory movies they tend towards the cult side of the spectrum.
Malco Summer Drive-In. Despite the name, they operate year-round. Once a month they have a double or triple feature of cult movies under the “Time Warp” banner.
Nashville – The Belcourt
Austin – Alamo Drafthouse. This is the flagship location of the Alamo restaurant/movie theater chain. There are five Alamos in the Austin metro region.
Blue Starlite Drive-In – Three locations in the Austin metro region.
Hyperreal Film Club – Hosts screenings (often weird ones) at various venues in Austin.
Corpus Christi – Alamo Drafthouse
Dallas – The Texas Theater
El Paso – Alamo Drafthouse
Houston Metro – Alamo Drafthouse
San Antonio – Alamo Drafthouse. Three locations.
Salt Lake City – Salt Lake Film Society, Broadway Centre Theater & Tower Theater
Richmond – The Byrd
Winchester, VA – Alamo Drafthouse
(also see Washington D.C. Metro)
Seattle – The Beacon
WASHINGTON, D.C. METRO AREA
Ashburn, VA – Alamo Drafthouse
Silver Spring, MD – AFI Silver Theater
Washington, DC – Washington Psychotronic Film Society. This group holds screenings at local bars and grills; check their Facebook page to verify the venue.
Woodburn, VA – Alamo Drafthouse
Berkeley Springs – The Star
Kitchener, ON – The Apollo
Vancouver, BC – The Cinematheque