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Photo: KATY SCHMADER, License: N/A, Created: 2011:03:27 11:33:51

1. Alamo Drafthouse Park North
618 NW Loop 410, (210) 677-8500, drafthouse.com

I like to think that — if such a thing even exists — heaven probably looks a lot like the Alamo Drafthouse Park North. There's a long escalator that glides you up to the monolithic, glowing box office, where you can get tickets to anything showing on their six state-of-the-art screens (including special events, like the Avengers Marathon on May 3). In the lobby is a huge, handsome bar fully stocked with wine (Princess Bride-themed, of course) and dozens of craft beers on tap. While you wait for your film in cushy, spacious seats, you can combine dinner and a movie with pizza, burgers, or even fried pickles. But what's truly heavenly: Alamo's strict "no talking, no texting" policy ensures you can rest (and watch) in peace.

2. Santikos Palladium IMAX
17703 W IH-10, (210) 798-9949, santikos.com

3. Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro
4522 Fredericksburg, (210) 734-4552, santikos.com

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