Sometimes going to the movies isn't just about the films themselves. All the experiences of the theater -- the marquee, the ushers, the smell of popcorn filling the air, the $9 boxes of Sno-Caps -- contribute to making a trip out of it for millions each year. And since plenty of theaters around the country have a history and personality of their own, Moviefone wants to hear about them for our first-ever Moviegoer's Choice Awards. Sometimes going to the movies isn't just about the films themselves. All the experiences of the theater -- the marquee, the ushers, the smell of popcorn filling the air, the $9 boxes of Sno-Caps -- contribute to making a trip out of it for millions each year. And since plenty of theaters around the country have a history and personality of their own, Moviefone wants to hear about them for our first-ever Moviegoer's Choice roundup.

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What makes your local movie theater distinct? Is there a backstory that you'd like to share? Is it the architecture, the food, or the staff? Any special memories, tips, or significance? We want you to tell us about you go-to neighborhood cinema and why you think it deserves national attention.

And we're not limiting ourselves to big branded cinemas. Anything from your neighborhood film screening, to a drive-in theater, rooftop movie nights are fair game. Tell us what makes the experience of hitting your favorite local movie spot so interesting and fun!

Nominate Your Theater Now

We'll be compiling your responses into our 2010 Moviegoer's Choice roundup, honoring theaters around the nation that deserve recognition for being notable, favored and special to their local patrons. So go ahead and tell us -- what (or who) would you nominate for a Moviegoer's Choice award ... and why?

Leave us your recommendations in the comments section, or send feedback to us on Facebook or Twitter. We'll be compiling highlights and sharing them with you this fall -- stay tuned!