Coolidge Corner Theatre

★★★★☆
  • 290 Harvard Ave

    Brookline, MA 02446

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  • 617-734-2500

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I love this theatre! Not only does it have an awesome old school art deco feel, but they have great movies and events. I personally am a big fan of indie and foreign movies and this is the place to go for those. They also have midnight movie events playing older, fun pictures like indiana jones or rocky horror AND other events throughout the year. I highly recommend this theatre and I really don't think there is anywhere else like it.

5
★★★★★

I love this theatre! Not only does it have an awesome old school art deco feel, but they have great movies and events. I personally am a big fan of indie and foreign movies and this is the place to go for those. They also have midnight movie events playing older, fun pictures like indiana jones or rocky horror AND other events throughout the year. I highly recommend this theatre and I really don't think there is anywhere else like it.

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I thought this was a great art house theater but I was sadly mistaken. I saw a film in their Screening Room and the entire film was shown out of focus. I even complained to an employee who came up looked at the screen and then at me as if nothing was wrong. The film was supposed to a beautifully shot film, but I got to experience the film as I was strongly near-sighted. Then at the end of the film, the theater lights came on so that we could hardly see the final scenes. Coolidge Corner ruined this film for me and wasted my money. I strongly discourage anyone from seeing a film in their Screening Rooms.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I thought this was a great art house theater but I was sadly mistaken. I saw a film in their Screening Room and the entire film was shown out of focus. I even complained to an employee who came up looked at the screen and then at me as if nothing was wrong. The film was supposed to a beautifully shot film, but I got to experience the film as I was strongly near-sighted. Then at the end of the film, the theater lights came on so that we could hardly see the final scenes. Coolidge Corner ruined this film for me and wasted my money. I strongly discourage anyone from seeing a film in their Screening Rooms.

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The place seems especially and intentionally retro. I recently went to see a film with a few friends and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The popcorn is cheap (relative to the rediculous prices they charge at theaters today), and is quite good. They also show the occasional odd or classic film. Support this place, because there aren't enough movie theaters like it.

5
★★★★★

The place seems especially and intentionally retro. I recently went to see a film with a few friends and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The popcorn is cheap (relative to the rediculous prices they charge at theaters today), and is quite good. They also show the occasional odd or classic film. Support this place, because there aren't enough movie theaters like it.

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We recently saw a movie there in one of their "Screening Rooms" which apparently used a digital projection system. The color was washed out and the image was out of focus. Before the movie began, we complained to the manager. He replied that they had "tweaked it as much as they could" and told us that it would not get any better. If your movie is to be shown in a screening room, find another venue. Otherwise you'll be paying for theater quality but experiencing a second rate home theater.

1
★☆☆☆☆

We recently saw a movie there in one of their "Screening Rooms" which apparently used a digital projection system. The color was washed out and the image was out of focus. Before the movie began, we complained to the manager. He replied that they had "tweaked it as much as they could" and told us that it would not get any better. If your movie is to be shown in a screening room, find another venue. Otherwise you'll be paying for theater quality but experiencing a second rate home theater.

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I love this movie theater. It is located a short walking distance from a T stop. The theater is beautifully restored and very inimate. The tickets are inexpensive in comparison to the major theaters in the area and the movies they show are amazing. Where else would one get to see independent documentaries like We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen, classic foreign films, and late-night screenings of cult classics? They also host some unique events like the Found Magazine tour that you will not find anywhere else around Boston.

5
★★★★★

I love this movie theater. It is located a short walking distance from a T stop. The theater is beautifully restored and very inimate. The tickets are inexpensive in comparison to the major theaters in the area and the movies they show are amazing. Where else would one get to see independent documentaries like We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen, classic foreign films, and late-night screenings of cult classics? They also host some unique events like the Found Magazine tour that you will not find anywhere else around Boston.

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Neat little theatre right in the heart of Brookline, excellent selection of interesting independent movies not running in most theatres. They also have many midnight movies that are not running in theatres any more and kids days out. Fun atmosphere and lots of history to the place. If youve ever been to DC its very similar to the cozy Shirlington theatre. Highly recommended.

4
★★★★☆

Neat little theatre right in the heart of Brookline, excellent selection of interesting independent movies not running in most theatres. They also have many midnight movies that are not running in theatres any more and kids days out. Fun atmosphere and lots of history to the place. If youve ever been to DC its very similar to the cozy Shirlington theatre. Highly recommended.

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This is a pretty fun movie theater to visit every so often, because it's so different from the modern megamultiplexes you see everywhere now. It's very old fashioned, in both the nature of its single-screen design and in its decor. You probably won't find many mainstream films playing here, either. I usually come here before even knowing what I'll see, and sit down to an Indy film I've never heard of before. Usually I like what I get.

4
★★★★☆

This is a pretty fun movie theater to visit every so often, because it's so different from the modern megamultiplexes you see everywhere now. It's very old fashioned, in both the nature of its single-screen design and in its decor. You probably won't find many mainstream films playing here, either. I usually come here before even knowing what I'll see, and sit down to an Indy film I've never heard of before. Usually I like what I get.

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The Coolidge Corner Theatre is such a treasure to this city! I had never been to the theater for a movie before (since I live in a different part of the city) and learned that a favorite author and screenwriter of mine was coming to town and would be presenting his new book at this theater. I was so excited! I was delighted when I got to the theatre and saw all its charm. This place adds so much to the Coolidge Corner neighborhood! I was really excited that the people running this theater really seem to "get it". They appreciate that independence in film is important and they really understand good art. It was such a breath of fresh air! :)

I am looking forward to attending many more events here in the future!

5
★★★★★

The Coolidge Corner Theatre is such a treasure to this city! I had never been to the theater for a movie before (since I live in a different part of the city) and learned that a favorite author and screenwriter of mine was coming to town and would be presenting his new book at this theater. I was so excited! I was delighted when I got to the theatre and saw all its charm. This place adds so much to the Coolidge Corner neighborhood! I was really excited that the people running this theater really seem to "get it". They appreciate that independence in film is important and they really understand good art. It was such a breath of fresh air! :)

I am looking forward to attending many more events here in the future!

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Want to see something different for a change? Skip the big theater at Fenway and try the Coolidge Corner in Brookline. It is a beautiful restored art deco style theater complete with curtains that open up to show you the screen right before the showing. It is a good place to catch art films and independent movies/documentaries. They also have special events like the annual sci-fi marathon.

5
★★★★★

Want to see something different for a change? Skip the big theater at Fenway and try the Coolidge Corner in Brookline. It is a beautiful restored art deco style theater complete with curtains that open up to show you the screen right before the showing. It is a good place to catch art films and independent movies/documentaries. They also have special events like the annual sci-fi marathon.

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I love this movie theater because it is a far cry from the blatent commercialism of most movie theaters in Boston. Other places have clearly sold out to the bigger studios, but this theater stays true. It runs classic films and foreign films and lots of indies. You can even become a member and your ticket price is 6 dollars a movie as opposed to 9 dollars. They also have special quirky midnight events (i.e. female wrestling). This is certainly not your average trip to the movies.

5
★★★★★

I love this movie theater because it is a far cry from the blatent commercialism of most movie theaters in Boston. Other places have clearly sold out to the bigger studios, but this theater stays true. It runs classic films and foreign films and lots of indies. You can even become a member and your ticket price is 6 dollars a movie as opposed to 9 dollars. They also have special quirky midnight events (i.e. female wrestling). This is certainly not your average trip to the movies.

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Pleasant restored theater that shows mostly art flicks and perennial classics. Watch out though, just because you are seeing a movie there does not mean you will be in the nice big art deco screening room. They also show movies in small screening rooms with really small screens which is intimate but probably not what you were expecting when you showed up there.

4
★★★★☆

Pleasant restored theater that shows mostly art flicks and perennial classics. Watch out though, just because you are seeing a movie there does not mean you will be in the nice big art deco screening room. They also show movies in small screening rooms with really small screens which is intimate but probably not what you were expecting when you showed up there.

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The Coolidge, built in 1933, is a restored art deco movie house run by a non-profit foundation. It has a huge screen which makes it a great place to see classic films (ie. Lawrence of Arabia) as well as the new foreign and independent cinema. There is a small theatre upstairs and a video-screening room. In addition to the normal film programming, the Coolidge hosts a childrens' variety show in the winter, concerts, speakers and best of all, Midnight Movies, usually featuring cult favorites. New to the Coolidge is their Box Office Babies program where parents can bring infants and see new releases in a child-friendly environment. You can join the Coolidge Foundation and get discounted tickets for all shows.

PROS: Best screen in Boston. Great schedule of films plus fun extras!
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5
★★★★★

The Coolidge, built in 1933, is a restored art deco movie house run by a non-profit foundation. It has a huge screen which makes it a great place to see classic films (ie. Lawrence of Arabia) as well as the new foreign and independent cinema. There is a small theatre upstairs and a video-screening room. In addition to the normal film programming, the Coolidge hosts a childrens' variety show in the winter, concerts, speakers and best of all, Midnight Movies, usually featuring cult favorites. New to the Coolidge is their Box Office Babies program where parents can bring infants and see new releases in a child-friendly environment. You can join the Coolidge Foundation and get discounted tickets for all shows.

PROS: Best screen in Boston. Great schedule of films plus fun extras!
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