1301 N. Boulevard at West Leigh Street
Second Place: The Byrd Theatre
Third Place: CinéBistro at Stony Point Fashion Park
Movieland does well by offering a wide variety of films — and lots of showtimes — at its 17-screen complex near the bustling Scott’s Addition corridor, with plenty of food options nearby. It also has plenty of parking, as well as a wine and beer cafe inside the train-themed building. Its Movies and Mimosas classic film series (Saturday and Sunday mornings) and Insomnia Theater, with cult classics every Friday and Saturday night, also have proven popular. The gorgeous Byrd Theatre, historic jewel of Carytown, continues to chug along its Journey to the Seats while drawing fans who line up for cleverly booked second-run films. The theater also remains a community meeting place of sorts for some of the year’s quirkiest and best events — where else can you chat with Crispin Glover every few years? CinéBistro at Stony Point costs a bit more, but you get mighty plush seats, lots of room, no heads in your way, and you can order pitchers of beer, bottles of wine and such dishes as popcorn shrimp, burgers and salmon delivered to your seat by wait staff.
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