City Cinemas is still a small, relatively-independent group of theaters that have film festivals, show indie movies, and isn't priced outrageously (still pretty expensive). The screens are smaller, yes, but the clientele is almost always a movie-appreciating type (you won't see any phones out), and while there are blockbusters and big-budget movies there, you'll find the winners and highlights of international film festivals (Hunt for the Wilderpeople is amazing!), and the staff is really friendly. Probably one of the best things about the theater, though, is that some of them are classic *theaters*, not just large movie-viewing rooms. The main theater in the Village East cinema has a chandelier, murals, beautifully-crafted molding, and clearly used to be an actual theater a la Broadway. Supporting these kinds of institutions is paramount to the city maintaining its heart and soul. Enjoy it!