Best Alternative to Movie Multiplexes - Trylon Microcinema - 2013 Best of MN

  • Updated: May 19, 2013 - 9:26 AM

Fed up with the McDonaldization of movie theaters? While most multiplexes feel like soulless airports, the Twin Cities still has outposts of individuality and glamour, reminders of what moviegoing should be. There’s the retro-modern Riverview and mural-swathed Art Deco Uptown in Minneapolis, Columbia Heights’ Gatsby-era Heights, and the Atlantis-themed whimsy of Burnsville’s Paragon Odyssey. The best of the best is Trylon Microcinema, a bite-sized repertory house that screens 275 films a year in digital and 35mm. Its cozy auditorium holds 50 old-school rocker-style seats, and in them you will find the Twin Cities’ most devoted film lovers. The Trylon is tiny, but punches way above its weight. 3258 Minnehaha Av. S., Mpls.; 612-424-5468, take-up.org