When:
Friday, Feb 23, 2024 9:00a -
Tuesday, Dec 31, 2024 10:00p

Where:
Boston
Surrounding areas
Boston, MA

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Admission:
$Varies

Categories:
Art, Date Idea, Good for Groups, Movies, Rainy Day Ideas

Event website:
https://joyraft.com/event/the-7-most-unique-movie-theaters-in-boston-boston-450695

There’s almost never a bad time to see a movie. It’s a cozy winter activity and an air-conditioned summer haven. It’s conversation fodder for a date and an opportunity to escape the pressures of everyday life. But not all movie experiences are created equal. These seven theaters around Boston create a completely unique movie night. 


by Celina Colby


Coolidge Corner Theater

Where: Coolidge Corner

Info: This historic building was originally built as a church in 1906 and was then redesigned as an Art Deco movie palace in 1933. It still maintains all of its retro, art deco charm and harkens back to the nostalgic movie-going days of yore. This is a great place to catch new releases and independent films, plus you can take seminar film courses with local educators. 


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Where: Seaport

Info: Boston’s newest movie theater is also one of its swankiest. You can order from a full bar and restaurant menu right at your seat and dine during the movie and they regularly host themed movie parties for new releases and fan favorites. Pro Tip: tickets are only $7 per movie every Tuesday night.


The Somerville Theatre

Where: Davis Square

Info: The Somerville Theatre has been entertaining locals for more than 100 years. This intimate 30-seat movie theater shows new releases, art house films, and also hosts a ton of fun in-person events like their annual Rocky Horror Picture Show and regular Popcorn Comedy performances.


Mugar Omni Theater at the Museum of Science

Where: West End

Info: The Mugar Omni Theater in the Museum of Science does screen educational films about space and nature, but did you know they also host concerts and screen mainstream Sci-Fi films like ‘Dune’? That’s Timothée Chalamet on a five-story, immersive dome screen that you can’t find anywhere else in the city. 


Museum of Fine Arts Boston Theater

Where: Fenway

Info: If there’s a film festival going on in Boston (which there almost always is), it’s likely that some of those films are screening at the Museum of Fine Arts. That allows you to see rare, multicultural, independent films that are hard to find elsewhere. As a bonus, your movie ticket, usually around $15, includes admission to the rest of the museum. 


Harvard Film Archive

Where: Harvard Square

Info: The Harvard Film Archive has more than 40,000 motion picture prints and related artifacts covering almost the entire history of film. If you’ve ever wanted to know anything about movies, these are the people to ask. They regularly screen series focusing on a specific filmmaker, genre, or period, and all the films are open to the public.


Showcase SuperLux Chestnut Hill

Where: Chestnut Hill

Info: If you want a truly luxurious moviegoing experience, the Showcase SuperLux is hard to beat. It boasts a full bar and food menu that can be served at your seat, plus fully reclinable plush seats that pretty much make it feel like you’re watching a movie in bed.


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