In an age when you can watch just about any movie you want on a device that fits in a pocket, it’s a wonder that movie theaters even exist anymore. But they do exist—thrive,even—proving that there’s a special relationship between audiences and the silver screen. More special, however, is seeing a film in a theater that has been in business for decades, one that marries modern comforts with nostalgia and the time-honored tradition of going to the movies. From coast to coast, these are America’s best historic movie theaters.
By Zachary Laks