Merill's Roxy Cinema -- Burlington, Vermont
The Roxy is either your favorite theater in Burlington or "that place where they show all those weird foreign movies." I am in the former camp. Little old Burlington, Vermont isn't Manhattan or even Boston, so getting a chance to see that little "must-see indie" or the latest in Bulgarian cinema is not always possible, but the Roxy does well to bring in the more popular arthouse fare. Not every movie showing at the Roxy requires you to read, occasionally (and more and more lately it seems) blockbusters and mainstream movies make their way onto the marquee. The Roxy's most charming elements are the decor -- art deco done well without pretension or any sense of the prefab -- it's not supposed to look like "an old 50's-style movie-house," it is a 50's style movie-house. Matinée tickets cost $6 for adults and $5 for students. Full-cost fare runs $7.50 and $6 respectively. This is a small theater, no stadium seating here and no state-of-the-art sound system that makes it feel like your stand beside a howitzer.