Rejoice, residents of Columbia City: The charming yet challenged theater formerly known as Columbia City Cinema has reopened under new management and with the blessing of the Seattle Fire Department! The new Ark Lodge Cinemas celebrates its opening with The Hobbit, which gives you the perfect excuse to revel in another towering triumph of nerd culture while throwing money at a great local business. (Ark Lodge Cinemas, 4816 Rainier Ave S, see for showtimes, $7-$10)