A Film Critic's Guide to the World's Best Movie Theaters
We enlisted Jordan Hoffman to weigh in on the venues that make a night at the movies worth traveling for.
When I travel to a new country, I have a few rules. I make sure to take at least one ride on a public bus or train. (I don't go during rush hour, though, I'm on vacation.) Then I like to head to a grocery store. Not a fancy farmer's market, a real life workaday “oh crap I gotta pick up milk” grocery store. You learn a lot about a culture by their canned peas. Finally, a trip to a cinema.
Since I make my living as a film critic, this may seem to violate the “I'm on vacation” principle, but, luckily, I like what I do, and I'm convinced you can still find some magic at the movies. Most countries have the equivalent of the common multiplex, but if you dig around you'll always find something with a little more verve. These are three that make a simple night at the cinema worth traveling for.