Econo Lodge Houston Hobby
9000 Airport Blvd.
Houston, TX 77061
Phone: (713) 943-0035
Fax: (713) 943-0360
9000 Airport Blvd. , Houston, TX, US, 77061
- Phone: (713) 943-0035
- Fax: (713) 943-0360
Since 1983, numerous nationally-recognized comedians have performed on this stage. Many have appeared on Show time, HBO, A&E and other popular channels. An evening's entertainment usually consists of three or more comedians and an occasional hypnotist or ventriloquist. If you are a speed demon, ask about the comedy defensive driving class. The club features a full-service bar, and also serves non-alcoholic drinks. Snack foods like popcorn and pretzels are also available. See website for schedule and ticketing. This place is open on Sunday at 8pm and closes late.
If you are on the south side of town, the Gulf Point 30 is a great place to see a movie. After all, a new theater with huge screens and stadium seating is always a treat for viewing any flick. With 30 screens featuring Hollywood's latest releases, it is almost impossible to be dissatisfied with the selection. Several snack bars can set you up with popcorn, nachos, candy, and more, but bring along some cash.
Featuring Hollywood's hottest hits on a daily basis, this theater says it all with their name. And what about those huge screens? They also feature high-demand, comfortable stadium seating, so you can have the best view in the house, no matter where you sit. All the typical movie goodies are available at various snack bars located throughout the complex. Ticket prices and show times vary.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers a wide variety of exhibits that are worthy of a full day's outing. The three-level live butterfly exhibit will fascinate visitors of any age, as will the dinosaur exhibit in the Morian Hall of Paleontology. The Wiess Energy Hall and the hall of Gems and Minerals are also worth a visit. If you need a break, enjoy an IMAX film or sit in on one of Burke Baker Planetarium shows.
Pack your lawn chairs and your cooler, and prepare to have a relaxing good time at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Visitors sit on the hillside or under the polygon canopy to enjoy the weekly shows that start in the spring and run through the fall. Sponsored by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, free admission guarantees you can enjoy a lovely evening without hurting your entertainment fund. From folk music to grand opera, serious Shakespeare to outrageous comedy, concerts to full Broadway musicals, this outdoor theater appeals to all ages. Special children's programs are even available on occasion.
This nine-story rotating screen is definitely a must see. It is new and one of the largest in the world. The entire family will enjoy the nature, science and culture films that play daily, and everyone will probably learn a thing or two as well. Located inside the Museum of Natural Science building, the theater also offers a great place to relax and rest your feet after roaming through the museum. You can turn the outing into a full day of activities without leaving the premises.
Situated on the northeast corner of downtown, the NRG Astrodome (formerly Reliant Astrodome) is a state-of-the-art baseball park that towers over what was once a busy train station. The home of the Astros opened in the nick of time for the 2000 baseball season, which is a part of NRG Park. Key features include a retractable roof that is extremely popular with fans that enjoy that outdoor feeling when the weather is good. The park, along with Bayou Place and a few other recent additions to the area, have played a significant role in the revival of downtown Houston. It also ensures that the area's appeal is no longer limited to just art and theater lovers.
Established in 1975, Main Street Theater was built to increase Houston's access to broader artistic visions than what was offered at the time. The resident company first met in Autry House, the community center on Main Street and hence the name. After establishing themselves as a strong force in the arts scene, the troupe moved to this new 94-seat theater in 1981. The intimate arrangement of audience and stage makes the theater wonderful for anything from a one-man show to grandiose Shakespeare productions.
Watch the Rice Owls flying high at this new state-of-the-art baseball facility, which is built on the site of the old Cameron Field. The team's qualification into the College World Series lead to the construction of this stadium. There are several areas to catch all the action from The Gold Field Level, Silver Field Level, Blue Field Level, Gray Concourse Level and bleacher seating. Fans can also avail of facilities of the three large concession areas, a gift shop and a picnic area.
This massive hall has been the prestigious home of the Houston Symphony for many years. It was built in 1966 to add an opera house to Houston's expanding list of artistic offerings. Located downtown in the theater district, it has also played host to other musical productions over the years, including Broadway musicals and sold-out concerts. Underground parking is available and convenient.
If there is a theater in Houston that everyone knows, this is it. Located downtown in the Theater District, it stands tall and proud, rather like a contemporary castle, and casts an enchanting spell. This Tony Award winning theater knows how to put on an impressive performance. It consists of two stages. The Hubbard Stage is the largest, with 824 seats, and the Neuhaus Stage hosts smaller performances, seating 310. The season is planned well in advance, so call ahead for information and buy your tickets early or you might find yourself missing the show. Parking garages are available for a small fee.
Houston's resident ballet company is extremely respected in the international art community. Stanton Welch, the Artistic Director, presents classical performances, as well as contemporary works. If you call in advance, you might be able to snag wonderful seats at one of the more than 80 local performances. The Nutcracker is one of Houston's favorites and is performed annually. Buy your tickets very early for this event as the tickets sell like hot cakes.