711 W. 40th St., therotundacinemas.com, (410) 235-5554
You know that feeling when you walk out of a really intense movie at the multiplex, and then you're shell-shocked when you hit the mammoth parking lot and search fruitlessly for your car in the sea of SUVs and sedans, and then you have to press the panic button on your key? That sucks. The Rotunda eases your re-entry into reality with its teeny tiny mall, and its parking lot is far more manageable than, say, the Egyptian's. And with $5 tickets on Tuesday and an old-school arcade opening soon, the Rotunda is the best place to get that mainstream movie theater feel at a small-time operation.