This cushy monolith is the best movie theater for a few reasons: the VIP section with its enormous chairs meant for lounging, the upstairs bar where you can order chicken strips or nachos and eat them while you watch your movie, the fact that they actually drizzle real butter on your popcorn. (It sounds silly, but once you go real you’ll never go back to the room temperature, neon-yellow stuff they have at other theaters.) Going to a movie should be an immersive experience; at the Showplace ICON, you can pretend you’re watching the new Star Wars flick from the comfort of your own home, but, you know, better. Pay a few extra dollars for reserved seating, and you can sip a Bud Light and relax like the VIP you are.
Readers’ Choice: Showplace ICON Theatre at West End