Seven Daysies Awards: Best movie theater, 2019

Best movie theater 

Majestic 10 (Williston) & The Savoy Theater (Montpelier)

click to enlarge Majestic 10 - OLIVER PARINI
  • Oliver Parini
  • Majestic 10

Majestic 10 — A massive sound system and stadium seating have established Williston's mainstream movie house as a fun place to view your favorite blockbusters. It's open for biz 365 days a year, including holidays.

Other Finalists (Inside Chittenden County)

  • Essex Cinemas & T-Rex Theater
  • Merrill's Roxy Cinemas
  • Palace 9 Cinemas
  • Sunset Drive-In

click to enlarge The Savoy Theater - JEB WALLACE-BRODEUR
  • Jeb Wallace-Brodeur
  • The Savoy Theater

The Savoy Theater — Movie lovers who grew up in central Vermont are almost certain to remember the Savoy Theater as the place where they discovered Spike Lee or Jim Jarmusch or Jane Campion. Established as an art-house cinema in 1981 (the theater itself dates back more than a century), Montpelier’s Savoy underwent major renovations in the past decade and acquired digital projection and a second screening room styled as a cozy lounge. Today, the companion video store is gone. But the Savoy is still the place in the area to catch the latest Jarmusch flick, up-and-coming indie, or homegrown Vermont film — accompanied by a craft beer (if you’re in the lounge) and organic popcorn with brewer’s yeast, of course.

Other Finalists (Outside Chittenden County)

  • Bellows Falls Opera House
  • The Big Picture Theater & Café
  • Marquis Theatre & Southwest Café
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