MONDAY PICK | Take a date to the Lagoon Cinema and the Bryant-Lake Bowl


When you think “great architecture,” you probably think of the Weisman or the Walker or the Guthrie—but architecture is about what’s inside as well, and the Lagoon Cinema is a quietly wonderful example of elegant design. Tall windows opposite the snack counter face onto bustling Lagoon Avenue, the theaters feature distinctive tree-like light elements with sculpted waves echoing the venue’s name (it was originally the name of a theater that stood where the Uptown Theatre is now), and a long mezzanine makes even a trip to the bathroom an occasion for urban glamour. It’s a great place to take a date, and if you want to make an evening of it, Monday is Cheap Date Night just down the street at the Bryant-Lake Bowl.