Best movie theater

Chase Park Plaza
212 N. Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO 63108

The Moolah Lounge is often touted as the best movie theater in St. Louis, but its admittedly plush couches can’t compare to the unique movie experience at Chase Park Plaza. A gorgeous hotel in the heart of the Central West End, Chase Park has all the essentials: screenings of everything from blockbusters to obscure indie films, comfortable seats and validated parking.

But Chase Park outdoes itself and goes above and beyond these essentials: each jaunt to the movies always guarantees a different experience. We’ve encountered everything from a random moviegoer sitting down at the piano in the lobby and crooning amazing renditions of Elton John songs to the man sitting behind us at “Vicky Christina Barcelona” trying to convince his wife to have a threesome, to bathroom conversations with the participants of a Father-Daughter Chastity Ball.

Insert a real, live organist before every film and servers bearing platters of mints and chocolates afterwards, and you’ve got the most perfect and entertaining movie-going experience possible—in fact, who even needs a movie when the theater is this much fun?

Did we mention they serve margaritas?