There are a few movie theaters...
There are a few movie theaters in town. I will talk mainly about the three main ones, where most tourists would be.
Showcase Cinemas: Closed on Bardstown Road. Stonybrook is open on Hurstbourne Lane and has an IMAX.
From the Watterson Expressway, follow signs for Cincinatti/Gene Snyder Expressway. On the Gene Snyder, head south (right) (look right and you should see the back of it) and drive until you get to Westport Road. At Westport Road, take a right. The first chance you get to turn right, do so, and follow the road to a four-way stop. Go straight, and soon you will see the Tinseltown on your right. $7.50/$4.50 matinee
For older films that are no longer out in the two main theaters, go to Village 8. There you can watch movies for about $2.00. To get there, from the Watterson Expressway, go north on Breckenridge Lane. Turn Right at the light onto Breckenridge Lane, and right again at the next light onto Dutchman's Lane. Go straight through the next light, and at the next light, turn right onto Dupont Way. You will see a Chinese restaurant and Village 8 on your left.
Great Pub Grub
The historic Clifton-Crescent Hill neighborhood of Louisville is one of the coolest areas of the city. Right on Frankfort Ave. is one of the best restaurants. The Irish Rover is much like the old-time Irish pubs, the owner comes direct from County Clare, Ireland and all of his food is exceptional.
Closed on Sunday I personally like the fish and chips and scotch egg, but also tasted the burgers which are great. Whenever I go to Louisville this is where I eat.
Yes, another chain... but I do like their sandwiches for lunch, especially their Sierra Turkey, which has a nice bread and I like the field greens topping, along with the great potato chips they serve. It's quite filling for lunch, actually, and I usually can't finish it. Anywho, they also have breads and pastries... the pastries are good, but not like you'd find at a good local bakery. Sierra Turkey Sandwich
Farmington Historic Home
This historic landmark and tour could have been so much better, but our guide was not experienced, conversational or able to add passion to his talk. The connection between the home, the Speed family, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and slavery is very interesting and could be told to entertain and educate most visitors. The grounds are pleasant to walk around, although not overly well kept. Lastly, the architecture of the home is very Jeffersonian. However, the efforts to restore it to its original interior design resulted in what I consider a comic mockery of what originally existed. The faux wood grain and faux marble are horrendous.
As quoted from a website (http://www.kytravel.com/hist1.htm)
"This 14-room Federal-style home was the center of a 19th century hemp plantation. Designed from a plan by Thomas Jefferson and completed c. 1815, Farmington is furnished with antiques from the period. A summer kitchen, springhouse, stone barn and a replica of an early 19th century garden are located on the 18-acre grounds. The gift shop offers unusual Kentucky items. Open all year. House open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sun. 1-4:30 p.m., last guided tour 3:45 p.m. Admission $6, seniors (60+) $5, students & children 6-18 $3, under 6 free."
Overall, the experiences of visiting this site and the history you are exposed to make this a worthwhile stop. Personally, the cheap look to some of the painting done in the mansion was difficult for me to overlook. For all the wealth that was required to own a home like this, I can't imagine anyone would have it looking the way it is currently being displayed.
The Water Tower has inside it...
The Water Tower has inside it an art museum, that I think is open to the public. I've never been inside, but it may be worth a visit. Also, on the lawn near the Water Tower, there are often concerts, like the upcoming Reggae Fest.