350 Alvarado St., Monterey
(831) 644-8171, www.OsioCinemas.com
Osio gives downtown Monterey an important anchor of sophisticated culture. It’s where grown-ups can see films that don’t attack the retina and eardrum, but challenge and engage intelligence and emotion that push the boundaries of the artform. How innovative is that? And they do it not just by picking the cream of the crop of independent and art films, but by hosting local film screenings and appearances and Q&As by filmmakers. So, striving for the best in cinema, the prime location, the digital projector upgrades, the local love, the tasty Cafe Lumiere tucked inside (you can bring their food and beverages inside the theater) and for the relaxed atmosphere, Osio is your fave. May we compliment your excellent taste?