Kennedy School Theater (Portland, OR)
Credit: Liz Devine / McMenamin’s

This elementary school auditorium-turned-cinema, offers second-run movies and comfy sofas and armchairs for just $4 a film. During the week, the theater even plays up its kid-friendly past with a series of Mommy Matinees, where a crying baby won't offend anyone.

Why It Stands Out: From the schoolhouse-style design to the well-worn (in a good way) furniture, everything about the Kennedy School Theater – which is part of a hotel – is bursting with nostalgia. Except for the part where you can order craft beer.