Nothing beats the smell of fresh, buttery movie theater popcorn. It somehow tastes better than the popcorn we make at home. The salty popcorn just sets the tone for the movie.

Movies have magical ways of bringing emotions to life for audiences around the world. But where can we find the best cities for movie lovers to enjoy those top cinematic experiences? Our friends at LawnStarter have the answer!

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The 2023’s Best Cities for Movie Lovers from LawnStarter had the chance to compare "200 biggest U.S. cities based on movie theater access and ratings, as well as streaming quality for those who prefer to watch at home. We (LawnStarter) also considered affordability of movie tickets, film groups, and festivals, among 13 total metrics." If you're looking for a movie theater in Sioux Falls to catch the latest film, they are not the easiest to find. Why? Access to movie theaters in the city is surprisingly limited. However, the tickets are affordable!

These are the top 10 Best Cities for Movie Lovers from LawnStarter:

  1. New York, New York
  2. Los Angeles, California
  3. San Francisco, California
  4. Chicago, Illinois
  5. Atlanta Georgia
  6. Austin, Texas
  7. Portland, Oregon
  8. San Diego, California
  9. Seattle, Washington
  10. Washington, DC

According to LawnStarter, some of the worst cities for movie lovers include:

  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Killeen, Texas
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Bridgeport, Connecticut

Where does Sioux Falls rank in the 2023’s Best Cities for Movie Lovers from LawnStarter? The city sits at the #120 spot on the list. That's due to a few factors like the lack of theaters in the area and film festivals.

If you want to see the full 2023 Best Cities for Movie Lovers list, you can click here.  Do you enjoy going to the movie theater to catch the new films?

Birthday Freebies You Can Get at Sioux Falls Businesses

We've added even MORE birthday freebies from Sioux Falls businesses.

Everyone loves free stuff, especially on your birthday. Most of the freebies require you to sign up for their rewards program, e-mail list, or mobile app, so make sure you plan ahead. Some of the offers are good just on your birthday, while others are good for a week or longer.

Of course, this is just a small list. There are many more businesses that offer free stuff for your birthday right here in Sioux Falls. You just need to ask! Or, choose your favorite business, check out their website, and sign up for their e-mail club. All offers are subject to change at any time. Call ahead or check their website for more details.

*List updated 12/28/2022 - Individual businesses may change their policies at any time.

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