Best Movie Theater That Feels Like Someone’s Really Cool Basement

Suns Cinema
3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW.
Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
Suns Cinema, the micro-movie house in Mount Pleasant, is almost too good to be true. It’s less a traditional theater and more like your cinephile friends all pooled their money together to open up their platonic ideal of a movie theater, which feels like someone’s really cool basement. It can only fit about 30 people, and the seating is a combination of pews, armchairs, couches, and La-Z-Boys. And it’s got a great little bar to boot. But the real draw of Suns Cinema is its programming, through which co-owners David Cabrera and Ryan Hunter Mitchell screen an eclectic lineup of arthouse classics, trashy cult favorites, works by local filmmakers, and even Saturday morning cartoons.