Inwood Theatre: Advocate Staff

Inwood Theatre: Advocate Staff

Its colorful neon tower shines like a beacon at the southern edge of Preston Hollow, inviting moviegoers inside for the newest blockbuster or campy cult favorite. And, of course, the oversized cushions increase the romance factor.

So, it’s no surprise that readers voted Inwood Theater (5458 W. Lovers) the best date night in Preston Hollow and North Dallas.

The historic theater was built in 1947 and much of its original details remain, including the aquatic murals in the lobby, updated during the 2005 restoration. In the same building the Inwood Lounge serves up creative martinis (including the decadent chocolate cake martini), which patrons can bring into the theater.

In 2008, it opened the now popular screening room filled with couches, loveseats and cushions instead of the typical movie theater seating — ideal for cuddling.

The three-screen theater can’t promise every film release you’d find at a larger venue, but it’s the charming, laid-back atmosphere that keeps neighbors coming back.

Runner up: Rise No. 1

Third place: The Mercury

Next up in our readers’ choice contest: Best patio. Go here to cast your vote. See all of our winners here.