If you don’t know the Trylon Cinema, maybe it’s because it doesn’t squat like a behemoth in the middle of a parking lot. Or take up half a block in a shopping mall. To find it, you have to look for it, and don’t blink or you might miss it.
Formerly known as the Trylon Microcinema, the movie house in Longfellow doubled its capacity in 2017 from 50 seats to 90, plus room for four wheelchairs. Three blocks south of Lake Street, just off Minnehaha, it’s still a single-screen theater, like the Heights and the Riverview, the Trylon’s partners in various film series (Hitchcock, Film Noir) and retro ambience. It’s a repertory theater, which means it screens classic films, most on a pair of 35mm projectors.