Roll Out the Red Carpet: 13 Incredible Hotel Movie Theaters

by Rachel Chang

Roll Out the Red Carpet: 13 Incredible Hotel Movie Theaters

by Rachel Chang

No matter where you are around the globe, add a dose of Hollywood flair to your travels by choosing accommodations with an in-house movie theater. Whether it’s a fully-operating multi-screen theater, chic private screening room, or cinema al fresco, check out these hotels reeling in film magic.

Roll out the red carpet — straight from your hotel room! No matter where you are around the globe, add a dose of Hollywood flair to your travels by choosing accommodations with an in-house movie theater. Whether it’s a fully-operating multi-screen theater, chic private screening room, or cinema al fresco, check out these hotels reeling in film magic.

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya's Movie Under the Stars / Courtesy of Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta, St. Louis Movie Theater Lobby
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The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta, St. Louis

The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta has been a mainstay of St. Louis since it opened in 1922 with notable guests ranging from Nancy Reagan to Elvis Presley. And, its five-theater cinema has its own share of bragging rights: Ringo Starr and Cher have both been here. Bonus: Live organ concerts take place in the theater daily at 6 p.m. Rates from $167 per night, depending on the season. 

The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta has been a mainstay of St. Louis since it opened in 1922 with notable guests ranging from Nancy Reagan to Elvis Presley. And, its five-theater cinema has its own share of bragging rights: Ringo Starr and Cher have both been here. Bonus: Live organ concerts take place in the theater daily at 6 p.m. Rates from $167 per night, depending on the season. 

McMenamins Bend Old St. Francis School Hotel Movie Theater
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McMenamins Bend Old St. Francis School Hotel, Oregon

Grab a handcrafted beer (or kombucha, if that’s more your speed) from the pub and kick back on one of the couches for a second-run movie at the 150-seat theater at McMenamins Old St. Francis School Hotel in Bend, Oregon. Each couch seats two people with a table for drinks and food, like burgers and Cajun-seasoned tater tots. Tickets are an affordable $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Rates from $135 per night, depending on the season.

Grab a handcrafted beer (or kombucha, if that’s more your speed) from the pub and kick back on one of the couches for a second-run movie at the 150-seat theater at McMenamins Old St. Francis School Hotel in Bend, Oregon. Each couch seats two people with a table for drinks and food, like burgers and Cajun-seasoned tater tots. Tickets are an affordable $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Rates from $135 per night, depending on the season.

Soneva Kiri Resort Experiences - Cinema Paradiso
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Soneva Kiri, Thailand

Surrounded by the jungle and overlooking a lagoon, the outdoor theater at Soneva Kiri looks like it was ripped straight out of, well, a movie. Located on Thailand’s Koh Kood, the Cinema Paradiso experience includes screenings of both classic and current titles. The luxury line also hosts screenings at its Maldives locations, Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani. Rates from $873 per night, depending on the season.

Surrounded by the jungle and overlooking a lagoon, the outdoor theater at Soneva Kiri looks like it was ripped straight out of, well, a movie. Located on Thailand’s Koh Kood, the Cinema Paradiso experience includes screenings of both classic and current titles. The luxury line also hosts screenings at its Maldives locations, Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani. Rates from $873 per night, depending on the season.

Movie theater at Tusculum Farm
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Tusculum Farm, Maryland

Located in the center of 500 acres of pristine farmland between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Tusculum Farm, which dates back to 1747, has had its own theater in the Haybarn basement since 2003. With 10 armchair seats (plus room for up to 18 guests), the private screening room has been used for weddings, business meetings, and kids’ parties. Also on hand is a popcorn machine. Rates from $225 per night, depending on the season.

Located in the center of 500 acres of pristine farmland between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Tusculum Farm, which dates back to 1747, has had its own theater in the Haybarn basement since 2003. With 10 armchair seats (plus room for up to 18 guests), the private screening room has been used for weddings, business meetings, and kids’ parties. Also on hand is a popcorn machine. Rates from $225 per night, depending on the season.

Ashford Castle movie theater
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Ashford Castle, Ireland

Watch movies like a royal at the five-star Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland. The 800-year-old property, which was once home to the Guinness family, has its own theater — and each of the 32 seats is covered with red velvet. Daily screenings range from animated classics to Oscar-winning favorites. Famous faces who have graced the castle halls include John Wayne, Jack Nicholson, and Brad Pitt. Rates from $302 per night, depending on the season. 

Watch movies like a royal at the five-star Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland. The 800-year-old property, which was once home to the Guinness family, has its own theater — and each of the 32 seats is covered with red velvet. Daily screenings range from animated classics to Oscar-winning favorites. Famous faces who have graced the castle halls include John Wayne, Jack Nicholson, and Brad Pitt. Rates from $302 per night, depending on the season. 

 Beverly Garland Theatre
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The Garland, Los Angeles

The Garland in North Hollywood has its own piece of impressive cinema magic: a 1,800-square-foot private screening room called the Beverly Garland Theatre. With 130 seats, Dolby surround sound and DIY popcorn, the theater is just one of the boutique hotel’s 13 meeting spaces. Rates from $215 per night, depending on the season. 

The Garland in North Hollywood has its own piece of impressive cinema magic: a 1,800-square-foot private screening room called the Beverly Garland Theatre. With 130 seats, Dolby surround sound and DIY popcorn, the theater is just one of the boutique hotel’s 13 meeting spaces. Rates from $215 per night, depending on the season. 

Atlantis Theater
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Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

Now here’s a perk cinema fiends will love: Guests staying at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas automatically get complimentary unlimited access to movies at the Atlantis Theater. And, that’s not the only place to watch films on the 171-acre property. The resort also has a dine-in movie program, which screens flicks at the pool after dark, and comes complete with snacks like snow cones and Bahamian treats. Rates from $153 per night, depending on the season. 

Now here’s a perk cinema fiends will love: Guests staying at Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas automatically get complimentary unlimited access to movies at the Atlantis Theater. And, that’s not the only place to watch films on the 171-acre property. The resort also has a dine-in movie program, which screens flicks at the pool after dark, and comes complete with snacks like snow cones and Bahamian treats. Rates from $153 per night, depending on the season. 

Wythe Hotel Screening Room
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Wythe Hotel, New York City

Hidden in the cellar of the Wythe Hotel, the 62-seat theater is surrounded by vaulted ceilings and exposed brick walls, giving it a true speakeasy feel in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. As part of the property's Cinema Series Residency program, up-and-coming filmmakers are given a one-night-only chance to share their work on the screen. Rates from $180 per night, depending on the season. 

Hidden in the cellar of the Wythe Hotel, the 62-seat theater is surrounded by vaulted ceilings and exposed brick walls, giving it a true speakeasy feel in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. As part of the property's Cinema Series Residency program, up-and-coming filmmakers are given a one-night-only chance to share their work on the screen. Rates from $180 per night, depending on the season. 

Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris - Katara Cinema
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Le Royal Monceau Raffles, Paris

The City of Light shines on the silver screen at Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris, located just 700 meters from the Arc de Triomphe. The five-star hotel’s versatile 99-seat Katara Cinema can screen films in 35 millimeter, digital, and 3-D. Regular programming includes classics like Maman j'ai raté l'avion, but don’t let the French title fool you: that’s the name for Home Alone. Rates from $724 per night, depending on the season. 

The City of Light shines on the silver screen at Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris, located just 700 meters from the Arc de Triomphe. The five-star hotel’s versatile 99-seat Katara Cinema can screen films in 35 millimeter, digital, and 3-D. Regular programming includes classics like Maman j'ai raté l'avion, but don’t let the French title fool you: that’s the name for Home Alone. Rates from $724 per night, depending on the season. 

Whiteface Lodge Theater
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Whiteface Lodge, New York

With its statement chandeliers sprouting trademark horns, the theater at Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York, captures the spirit of the Adirondack hotel. The theater screens three films per day, all year round and all free for guests. Movies include family-friendly fare like Toy Story and Dumbo in the afternoon, while classics like A Star is Born are shown at night. Rates from $235 per night, depending on the season. 

With its statement chandeliers sprouting trademark horns, the theater at Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York, captures the spirit of the Adirondack hotel. The theater screens three films per day, all year round and all free for guests. Movies include family-friendly fare like Toy Story and Dumbo in the afternoon, while classics like A Star is Born are shown at night. Rates from $235 per night, depending on the season. 

The Curtain Hotel & Members Club Screening Room
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The Curtain, London

With leather-padded walls and furnishings, the screening room at The Curtain Hotel & Members Club in London has 35 seats, a 4K screen, and a cocktail bar. Among the recent programs: Family Film Clubs for all ages, Film Friday featuring documentary and classics, and Film School with indie flicks. They also host non-film events like A Black Girls Book Club. Rates from $167 per night, depending on the season. 

With leather-padded walls and furnishings, the screening room at The Curtain Hotel & Members Club in London has 35 seats, a 4K screen, and a cocktail bar. Among the recent programs: Family Film Clubs for all ages, Film Friday featuring documentary and classics, and Film School with indie flicks. They also host non-film events like A Black Girls Book Club. Rates from $167 per night, depending on the season. 

The London West Hollywood Screening Room
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The London West Hollywood, Beverly Hills

The all-suite London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills mixes “cosmopolitan British elegance and laid-back California cool” in its 226 rooms — as well as each of the 110 seats in the luxurious screening room, which features a private entrance and dedicated elevator for true VIPs. It's no surprise that the theater is often home to A-list movie press junkets. Rates from $314 per night, depending on the season. 

The all-suite London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills mixes “cosmopolitan British elegance and laid-back California cool” in its 226 rooms — as well as each of the 110 seats of the luxurious screening room, which features a private entrance and dedicated elevator for true VIPs. It's no surprise that the theater is often home to A-list movie press junkets. Rates from $314 per night, depending on the season. 

Movies Under the Stars at Grand Velas Riviera Maya
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Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico

Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located about an hour south of Cancun proper, offers a private Movies Under the Stars program. For $868, pick any movie you’d like to see and watch it on the personalized beachfront cinema setup that comes with lounge chairs or a cabana — plus movie snacks and bar drinks. Rates from $733 per night for two guests, depending on the season.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located about an hour south of Cancun proper, offers a private Movies Under the Stars program. For $868, pick any movie you’d like to see and watch it on the personalized beachfront cinema setup that comes with lounge chairs or a cabana — plus movie snacks and bar drinks. Rates from $733 per night for two guests, depending on the season.

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