- Old friends are best. John Selden
Visit Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, San Francisco
Here’s the ticket: This sleek movie house is frequented by in-the-know San Francisco locals. The modern green building’s theater plays a great selection of indie films—it’s owned by the same group as the Sundance Film Festival, after all—along with blockbusters. The theater offers reserved seating and doesn’t show ads before movies. Enjoy upscale snacks and cocktails at the third-floor Balcony Bar—trade candy for the Mediterranean plate of hummus and baba ganoush.