Best of the Chippewa Valley

Reader Polls

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2024

Best Movie Theater

When it comes down to offering a powerful cinematic experience in the Chippewa Valley, Micon Cinemas sweeps the voting. With two locations in Eau Claire (the first-place winner at 3109 Mall Drive and the second-place Downtown Budget at 315 S. Barstow St.) and one in Chippewa Falls (475 Chippewa Mall Drive, which lands at No. 3 in the poll), owners Mike and Connie Olson, along with their son Dan, have fought to keep movie-watching culture alive in the area despite the pandemic. The popcorn is buttery, the drinks are cold, and all three Micon Cinemas locations are ready to give you a night at the movies you won’t soon forget. –Parker Reed