Best Movie Theater Lobby

Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, (301) 652-7273
After renovations in May 2013, Landmark Theaters’ Bethesda art house is now so posh it looks more like a hotel lounge than a movie theater. The fancy ceiling decor, full-service bar, and carpeting not yet sticky with the butter of a thousand popcorn bags are nice touches, as is the option to reserve your theater seat ahead of time. The lobby’s ultramodern aesthetic lacks the vintage posters of yesteryear’s movie palaces, so it’s easy to forget you’re even in a place that shows films. Maybe that’s the point—take in enough cocktails and Bethesda Row is just another den of mixology.