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Kew Gardens Cinemas shows a wide range of current movies, such as Winter's Bone and the documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, in a stylish setting that whippersnapper young theaters can only aspire to. Originally called the Austin, the vintage 1930s theater has seen several ups and downs in its history, from years as a second-run double-feature house to a red-tinted stint that got it shut down by the city. In its current incarnation, the Kew's art-deco origins have been restored and updated with modern projectors and molar-rocking surround sound, as well as stadium seating, rocking-chair seats, and a concession stand stocked with fresh coffee and cookies. For a vintage movie-viewing event in style, today's deal totally beats watching Betamax tapes on your Great Uncle Vinnie's 1978 Zenith.