Best Movie Theater

Loft Cinema

The Loft is more than a movie theater—it's a celebration of cinema in all its wonder. Besides the rotation of new art films, foreign movies and other top-grade releases, the Loft shows cult movies like The Big Lebowski and Planet of the Apes on weekends; wacky stuff like Plan 9 From Outer Space on Mondo Mondays; cinematic classics—for free!—on Sunday afternoons; and short films by local filmmakers on the first Friday of every month, in a mini-marathon hosted by local cartoonist Max Cannon. And that's not even mentioning the festivals, the contests and the best concession stand in town. What else can we say? Lights, camera, action!

Runners up:

2. Century El Con 20

3601 E. Broadway Blvd.

(800) 326-3264, ext. 902,

3. TIE

Century Park Place 20

5870 E. Broadway Blvd.

(800) 326-3264, ext. 903,

Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18

5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz

889-5588 or 806-4275,