Second Place: Movieland at Boulevard Square
Third Place: CinéBistro at Stony Point Fashion Park
For the second year in a row, Richmond's grand old movie palace beats out the young 'uns. But the Byrd Theatre is hardly Richmond's best-kept secret anymore. USA Today called it one of America's movie palace treasures last year, and regular cinematic attractions such as the French Film Festival, Environmental Film Festival and the 48-Hour Film Festival help to keep it ground zero for regional movie lovers. For being a cut above your normal multiplex, Movieland ranks a close second with readers, and CinéBistro comes in third for its unique montage of hit motion pictures and food offerings that go way beyond Raisinettes and popcorn with imitation butter flavoring. Not to mention the legroom. Glorious legroom.