A movie theater is like a middle-school dance: the lights are dim, there's not much talking, and it's an acceptable place to cry in public. Make a date with this Groupon.
$10 for a Movie Outing for Two (Up to $20 Total Value)
- Two general-admission tickets (up to a $9.50 value each)
- One 22-ounce container of Pleasant Grove organically grown popcorn (a $1 value)
The calendar, packed with independent and foreign films, has recently included Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding, starring Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener as a mismatched mother and daughter duo, and Monsieur Lazhar, a stirring tale of a teacher guiding students after they witnessed a tragedy at their Montreal school.
"Ornate" and "sweeping" only begin to describe the Crest Theatre, whose rich history extends back to 1912, when it was opened as a vaudeville house. Within its gargantuan auditorium, plush seats perch in subtly curved rows while elaborate lights and a sea-blue ceiling wash the space in ethereal hues. Moviegoers settle into the elegant confines to take in both new and classic films, reading the subtitles in a whisper to stuffed animals that forgot their glasses. Out in the lobby, a richly patterned carpet and bronzed floral motif cover the sprawling space as visitors belly up to the bar and snack on high-quality goodies.