The quality of the moviegoing experience at Columbia City’s new Ark Lodge Cinemas blows me away every time. The picture is crystal clear, and the sound system is amazing. A lot of chain theaters simply amp up the bass so you feel explosions in your gut and pretend that’s good enough. But Ark Lodge’s sound system surrounds you with large and small noises—it’s like sitting in the middle of the action, in the best way possible. Bonus: It’s less than five minutes to walk from the light rail. If you love going to the movies, you owe it to yourself to go. (Ark Lodge Cinemas, 4816 Rainier Ave S,