Best movie theaters
  1. Lagoon Cinema
    "Plays great titles and rarely experiences presentation problems, but if anyone wants to revolt against the bourgeois regime some call the concession stand, I'm in." --EMILY CONDON
  2. Uptown Theater
    "They just don't make 'em like this anymore. A big screen, a bright bulb, a balcony and just the right amount of mustiness. And damn, they play good movies!" --E.C.
  3. Riverview Theater
    "A cinephile's delight: an old-school second-run theater that is also home to film festivals and late-night movies." --SAILOR MARTIN
  4. Southdale
    "If you like your megaplexes slick and massive, AMC's 16-headed hydra in Edina is your place." --SIMON PETER GROEBNER
  5. Block E
    "A diamond in the rough. The projection and sound are pristine; the concession stand has hot dogs, and nobody yells when you put your feet up." --E.C.
  6. Heights Theater
    "Deliciously ornate, this restored gem sports a Wurlitzer organ and a 70 mm projector. Yet no one I know ever seems to go there." --E.C.
  7. St. Anthony Main
    "A serviceable if not remarkable option for University of Minnesota students." --E.C.
  8. Oak Street Cinema
    "Its future is eternally in question, but the no-frills Oak remains the sentimental favorite for devotees of classic movies." --S.P.G.
  9. Edina 4 Theater
    "The newest member of the Landmark family screens some of the best movies in town, but I often wonder if the employees are the only people there not carrying AARP cards." --E.C.
  10. Willow Creek
    "Pretty good presentation and isolated setting for a suburban multiplex, and it's only a few miles down I-394." --S.P.G.

Best Stoner Movies
  1. "Dazed and Confused"
  2. "Office Space"
  3. "Half Baked"
  4. "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
  5. "Friday"
  6. "The Wizard of Oz" (played with "The Dark Side of the Moon")
  7. "The Big Lebowski"
  8. "Donnie Darko"
  9. "The Matrix"
  10. "2001: A Space Odyssey"

Favorite Johnny Depp Movies
  1. "Edward Scissorhands"
  2. "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?"
  3. "Pirates of the Caribbean"
  4. "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
  5. "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
  6. "Blow"
  7. "Ed Wood"
  8. "Finding Neverland"
  9. "Donnie Brasco"
  10. "Cry Baby"

Favorite movies of all times
  1. "The Shawshank Redemption"
  2. "Amelie"
  3. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
  4. "Life Is Beautiful"
  5. "Citizen Kane"
  6. "Real Genius"
  7. "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
  8. "Blade Runner"
  9. "Gone With the Wind"
  10. "Annie Hall"

Best Movies From Childhood
  1. "The Goonies"
  2. "Star Wars"
  3. "Back to the Future"
  4. "Ghostbusters"
  5. "Labyrinth"
  6. "The Neverending Story"
  7. "Dark Crystal"
  8. "The Princess Bride"
  9. "Willow"
  10. "The Parent Trap"

Favorite Coen Brothers Films
  1. "The Big Lebowski"
  2. "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
  3. "Raising Arizona"
  4. "Fargo"
  5. "The Man Who Wasn't There"
  6. "The Hudsucker Proxy"
  7. "Barton Fink"
  8. "Miller's Crossing"
  9. "Intolerable Cruelty"
  10. "Blood Simple"

Best movie theater popcorn and snacks
  1. Riverview
  2. Southdale
  3. Ones I bring
  4. Cinema Cafe
  5. Lagoon Cinema
  6. Uptown Theater
  7. Highland Theater
  8. Hopkins
  9. Mall of America
  10. Block E

Photo credits (from top)

  • Lagoon Cinema / Kyndell Harkness
  • Audrey Tautou in "Amelie" / Promo photo
  • Riverview Theater / Tom Wallace