Best Movie Theater, City
Landmark Harbor East Cinema
Published: September 21, 2011
645 S. President St., (410) 624-2622, landmarktheatres.com
We love perennial winner the Charles Theatre, we do, and it remains our go-to for so many films and filmgoing experiences (see also Best Film Series), but we worry that its programming drifting away from the art-house core and into the middle of the road—when heavily buzzed-about titles such as Enter the Void or 13 Assassins skip town entirely and local film nerds practically have to beg to get a booking for Oscar-nominated Dogtooth, we boggle. So we take this opportunity to give props to Landmark Harbor East, which for several years now has booked its share of edgier films alongside a selective sampling of the multiplex-friendly stuff we’re going to want to see no matter where it plays. And while it didn’t play 13 Assassins either, it can boast digital projection, parking validation, and (wait for it) a full bar.