Cinema Arts Discovery Weekend

July 14 – 16, 2017






Julydoscope Discovery Weekend packages offer unique travel opportunities that includes exclusive weekend rates at a select luxury hotel, tours of Houston’s food and arts scene, and specially priced dining at some of Houston’s finest restaurants.

JULYDOSCOPE is a free outdoor event filled with live music, dance, and film on July 15, 2017 at Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston.

November 10 – 12, 2017







The 9th annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival (HCAF17) is an eight-day, multi-venue festival focused on visual, performing, and literary arts that includes over 50 narrative and documentary films, an interactive video installation gallery, live multimedia performances, panel discussions, Meet the Makers workshops, and free outdoor and student field trip screenings.

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As a part of Cinema Arts Discovery Weekend package, All Access Passes will be available at a special discounted price of $299 (regular priced at $600).

CLICK HERE to purchase an All Access Festival Pass for our upcoming film festival.

Use promo code HCAF17DW for discounted pass


Four Seasons Hotel Houston is the ultimate setting for gatherings of all kinds – big or small, with family, friends or colleagues. Here, in the heart of Houston and just steps away from the city’s most acclaimed outdoor playgrounds, the Hotel is bringing bold Texan hospitality to life in ways only Four Seasons can. Join us at the all-new Bayou & Bottle lobby bar or take a swing inside the Topgolf Swing Suite.

Four Seasons Hotel Houston is offering our audience special rates starting at $195.

Go to Four Seasons Houston.
Click on “Make a Reservation”
Select dates and enter your group code (case sensitive): For JULYDOSCOPE use ARTJULY17 and for HCAF17 use ART2017
Confirm room and details
Individuals will make room reservations by calling the Hotel’s reservation department at 800-734-4114 and indicate group affiliation of Houston Cinema Arts Society – Julydoscope at the time of making the reservation in order to obtain the group rate.



The Auditorium Hotel was built in 1926 by Houston investor Michele DeGeorge (1850-1927), who came to the United States from Sicily in 1882. Designed by architect Joseph Finger (1887-1953), the building features Italian Renaissance detailing in the upper stories.

Originally constructed across the street from the City Auditorium, now the site of Jones Hall, its history dates back to birth of the Houston Theater District and contributes to its significance as a Houston Landmark during the city’s commercial development. Theatrical stars performing at the neighboring Theaters were regular guests at the Auditorium Hotel.

In 1983, the Auditorium Hotel was renamed as the Lancaster Hotel, Houston’s first boutique hotel. In 1984, it was recorded as a Texas Historical Landmark and more recently, as the only qualifying hotel in Houston, became a member of the Historic Hotels of America. The Lancaster is also the only historic hotel in the city owned by descendants of the original developer and is Houston’s oldest continually operating hotel.

Today, The Lancaster Hotel is an exceptional venue located in Houston’s Theater and Business District. The local landmark has the charm of a traditional Houston hotel and offers tranquility and comfort where guests can relax amidst distinctive décor, original 19th century art, beautiful furnishings and outstanding service.

Perks include:  free parking, 2 drink coupons, $25 food voucher, upgrade based on availability, rates starting as low as $149/night plus taxes and fees.

to book your reservation.

Use promo code HCAF17 for a special discount rate.


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