Best Underground Movie Theater (2002)

Rice Cinema

In the past, the Rice Cinema has flown under the public's radar, yet has been responsible for lining up some of the most innovative selections around. In addition to many collaborations with the Museum of Fine Arts and other theaters on such projects as the Latin American Film Festival and the Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, the theater has done its own compilations of Nordic films and a Charlotte Rampling retrospective. After all this, the university has finally gotten behind the theater and provided a new screen and some much-needed projectors, including one that can show 70mm films, making Rice the only venue in town able to do so. Now that they've upgraded the theater with Dolby Digital Surround Sound, we hope it will get the public recognition it deserves.


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