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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Place to See a Movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema

Best Place to See a Movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Plaza Theatre

Best Place to See a Movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema

Best Place to See a Movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Plaza Theatre
The Plaza Theatre has seen many reversals of fortune since opening in 1939, but its Art Deco flourishes and lived-in fixtures make it an ideal place to celebrate moviegoing. Plus, the Atlanta Film Festival and such screenings as Professor Morte's Silver Screen Spook Show, Lips Down on Dixie's hostingmore...
The Plaza Theatre has seen many reversals of fortune since opening in 1939, but its Art Deco flourishes and lived-in fixtures make it an ideal place to celebrate moviegoing. Plus, the Atlanta Film Festival and such screenings as Professor Morte's Silver Screen Spook Show, Lips Down on Dixie's hosting of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Cineprov and Plazadrome capture the spirit of cinema beyond Hollywood product. less...

Best way to catch blockbusters at the multiplex BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Regal Atlantic Station ScreenX, IMAX, RPX & VIP
If you’re a regular moviegoer in Atlanta, you undoubtedly know there are plenty of swanky options available when it comes to where and how you watch films — from theaters with gigantic plush seats to spots with fancy food and more. But the best VIP viewing in town can be found at REGAL ATLANTIC STATIONmore...
If you’re a regular moviegoer in Atlanta, you undoubtedly know there are plenty of swanky options available when it comes to where and how you watch films — from theaters with gigantic plush seats to spots with fancy food and more. But the best VIP viewing in town can be found at REGAL ATLANTIC STATION STADIUM 18. Sure, Atlantic Station can be a bit of a tourist trap, but tucked in the back of its busy multiplex is a surprisingly chill cinematic retreat, complete with adult beverages, private bathrooms, super-comfortable screening rooms with tons of room and more. Plus: It’s a 21-plus zone, so you don’t have to worry about rubbing shoulders with any of those pesky tweens. 261 19th St. N.W., Suite 1250. 404-347-9894. www.atlanticstation.com/movies. less...

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema AND The Plaza Theatre

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema

Place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema

Best movie theater BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Plaza Theatre
None of Atlanta's slick corporate cinema chains feels as much like a picture show by and for the community as the 71-year-old PLAZA THEATRE. The scruffy but comfy movie house currently specializes in new art-house films, creative events such as Silver Scream Spook Show, and monthly screenings of themore...
None of Atlanta's slick corporate cinema chains feels as much like a picture show by and for the community as the 71-year-old PLAZA THEATRE. The scruffy but comfy movie house currently specializes in new art-house films, creative events such as Silver Scream Spook Show, and monthly screenings of the cult hit The Room. At the Plaza, the love of film practically fills the air, like the smell of popcorn. 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-873-1939. www.plazaatlanta.com. less...

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema

Runner-up: Plaza Theatre


1049 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-873-1939, www.plazaatlanta.com

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Runner-up Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-873-1939, www.plazaatlanta.com

Best Place to See a Movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema

Best Place to See a Movie BOA Award Winner

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

Best Place to See a Movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Starlight Drive-In Theatre and Flea Market
What better way to celebrate the nation's 75th anniversary of the drive-in movie theater than to honor the STARLIGHT SIX DRIVE-IN? Once considered a dinosaur, the drive-in has undergone a mild renaissance in recent years as fans have grown weary of overpriced tickets, mall parking and smaller screens.more...
What better way to celebrate the nation's 75th anniversary of the drive-in movie theater than to honor the STARLIGHT SIX DRIVE-IN? Once considered a dinosaur, the drive-in has undergone a mild renaissance in recent years as fans have grown weary of overpriced tickets, mall parking and smaller screens. The Starlight not only alleviates all of these headaches, but also offers a variety of movie-watching opportunities, best exemplified in the summer-standout events Monster Bash and Drive-Invasion. While we fret that increasing gas prices might make film fans retreat to their home-entertainment systems and Netflix subscriptions, we have faith that we'll never, as Danny Zucco once lamented, feel stranded at the drive-in. less...

Best Use of a Screen BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Plaza Theatre
PLAZA THEATRE co-owners Jonathan and Gayle Rej often find themselves squeezed out of the market when it comes to booking current top-notch indie films. So in a brilliant case of lemons to lemonade, the owners have turned the Plaza into a multidisciplinary pop-culture facility. There's the Silver Screammore...
PLAZA THEATRE co-owners Jonathan and Gayle Rej often find themselves squeezed out of the market when it comes to booking current top-notch indie films. So in a brilliant case of lemons to lemonade, the owners have turned the Plaza into a multidisciplinary pop-culture facility. There's the Silver Scream Spook Show, with campy performances announcing monster/sci-fi thrillers; the Art and Movie Series, with local artists exhibiting works tied to film screenings; Summer Camp, with special screenings of cult classics such as Xanadu; and special events like hosting actor Crispin Glover and his new movie It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE last August. In doing so, the Plaza remains the hippest and most diverse movie theater in town. less...

Timeless: Best Place to See a Movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Starlight Drive-In Theatre and Flea Market
You can see the major Hollywood releases at practically any neighborhood cineplex, but will you enjoy the experience? At a time of high ticket prices and audience misbehavior, going to the movies can be more trouble than just waiting a few months for the DVD release. STARLIGHT SIX DRIVE-IN nearly alwaysmore...
You can see the major Hollywood releases at practically any neighborhood cineplex, but will you enjoy the experience? At a time of high ticket prices and audience misbehavior, going to the movies can be more trouble than just waiting a few months for the DVD release. STARLIGHT SIX DRIVE-IN nearly always guarantees a joyous communal experience, no matter whom you’re with, what snacks you’re eating or whether you’re watching Pirates of the Caribbean or Grindhouse. (Honorable mention: For technical excellence, check out Fernbank’s IMAX screen at least once.) less...

Best Place to See a Movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema

Best Place to See a Movie BOA Award Winner

Starlight Drive-In Theatre and Flea Market
You can see the major Hollywood releases at practically any neighborhood cineplex, but will you enjoy the experience? At a time of high ticket prices and audience misbehavior, going to the movies can be more trouble than just waiting a few months for the DVD release. STARLIGHT SIX DRIVE-IN nearly alwaysmore...
You can see the major Hollywood releases at practically any neighborhood cineplex, but will you enjoy the experience? At a time of high ticket prices and audience misbehavior, going to the movies can be more trouble than just waiting a few months for the DVD release. STARLIGHT SIX DRIVE-IN nearly always guarantees a joyous communal experience, no matter whom you're with, what snacks you're eating or whether you're watching Pirates of the Caribbean or Grindhouse. (Honorable mention: For technical excellence, check out Fernbank's IMAX screen at least once.) less...

Best Place to See a Movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema

Best Place To See A Movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Lefont Garden Hills Cinema (Permanently Closed)
LEFONT GARDEN HILLS, the cozy Buckhead 1946 cinema, provides the perfect old-school environs for catching local independent cinema mogul George Lefont’s diverse repertoire of art house, repertory and foreign film fare.
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