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It’s that time of year again. The summer box office is exploding with new films that we’ve been waiting to see all year. To add to the excitement, we have made a list of our favorite theaters that offer a bit more than just your average night at the movies.

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1. Angelika Film Center
Dinner and a movie anyone? The Angelica and Urban Taco have joined forces for the perfect night out, just $23. Munch on chips and salsa and enjoy a plate of tacos before or after you catch a show. 5321 East Mockingbird Ln., 214.841.4713,

2. Inwood Theatre
This small and cozy theater is best known for its own screening lounge auditorium. Filled with comfy couches and love sacs, you might feel like you’re at home. The theater is also home to the well-known Inwood Lounge, a full service martini bar and a hot spot to gather, post-movie. 5458 West Lovers Lane, 214.352.5085,

3. Look Cinemas
Look Cinemas redefines the movie-night experience with such luxuries as valet parking, enhanced projection sound and screens, tableside service from Nick & Sam’s Grill in their elegant dining auditoriums, and luxurious seating with full bar service and small bites in The Lofts. 5409 Belt Line Road, 214.306.7444,

4. The Magnolia
Surrounded by stylish restaurants and trendy shops, the Magnolia is a great place to catch a movie after a long day of shopping. The theater has five screens with leather-style seating, and a cocktail suite attached. Have the bartender mix your favorite drink to enjoy while watching the latest box office hit. 3699 McKinney Ave., #100, 214.520.0394,

5. Marquee Theatre
The Highland Park Village Marquee Theatre and Marquee Grill go hand in hand. Catch the latest showing, enjoy a drink on the outside terrace that overlooks the Village and grab a bite to eat at the favored restaurant. 32 Highland Park Village, 214.443.0222,