Oak Park’s Lake Theatre is a local landmark, and understandably so once you walk inside. The theaters have been remodeled/restored and evoke all the feeling of what they might have been like in the “glory days.” I wouldn’t go see a visual-effects epic here—there’s neither stadium seating nor gigantic projection screens—but that’s not its selling point. Rather, it’s the ability to see a new movie in a smaller (in some cases, much smaller) room—a more cozy yet inviting experience for the less visually intense movies (i.e. date movies) that get released. Of course, expect to pay steep prices for non-matinee tickets and food, but at least the popcorn refills and toppings are free.