Best Movie Theater
Uptown Theatre isn't the spot to go if you're looking for the latest blockbuster or romcom (you can find that down the street at its sister venue, Lagoon Cinema). It is, however, a place to go to see weird flicks, cult classics, movies so bad they're good, and cinematic works you love but haven't thought of in years. Midnight movies on Friday and Saturday are usually amazing experiences, whether you're a nighttime stoner, caffeinated from date-night coffee, or a major film buff. Screenings range from the amazingly awful (The Room frequently plays) to delightfully retro (The Muppet Caper, Ghostbusters, and Moulin Rouge have screened in recent years). During the week, you might find animated shorts, foreign films, and critically lauded indie films worth checking out. And, thanks to 2012's renovations, you don't have to sneak your booze in either, as the balcony area offers a full bar. This June, the theater will be celebrating a century, with classic-movie screenings ranging from Citizen Kane to The Godfather.