THEATERS (AND THEATRES)
With any luck, your school will already have some free screening program in place. By all means, hit it up. But if you want to venture off campus for your cinematic exploits and want to avoid the Megaplex 5000 with free refills of your gallon-sized soda, you chose the right city. The Boston area is home to some of the best independent, nonprofit, and repertory theaters in the East. Catch some midnight screenings at Coolidge, a silent classic at Somerville, a limited run at the Brattle, a European import at Kendall, classic noir at Harvard Film Archive, or experience the one-of-a-kind Omni Theatre at the Museum of Science.
And that’s just the beginning.
[Regal Fenway. 201 Brookline Ave., Boston. @RegalMovies. regmovies.com]
[Simon’s IMAX Theatre. New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston. @NEAQ. neaq.org]
[Omni Theatre. Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston. @museumofscience. mos.org]
[Kendall Sq. Cinema. 1 Kendall Sq., Bldg 1900, Cambridge. @KendallCinema. landmarktheatres.com]
[Museum of Fine Arts. 465 Huntington Ave, Boston. @mfaboston. mfa.org]
[Harvard Film Archive. 24 Quincy St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge. @Harvard. hcl.harvard.edu/hfa]
[Brattle Theatre. 40 Brattle St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge. @BrattleTheatre. brattlefilm.org]
[Coolidge Corner Theatre. 290 Harvard St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline. @thecoolidge. coolidge.org]
[Somerville Theatre. 55 Davis Sq., Somerville. @svilletheatre. somervilletheatreonline.com]
[Capitol Theatre. 204 Mass Ave., Arlington. @capitoltheatre. capitoltheatreonline.com]
WHERE IT WAS SHOT
The more Hollywood is blowing up Boston’s spot, the more you’ll recognize it around town without even realizing it.
With Academy Award winner Ben Affleck and 10-time how-did-you-get-famous nominee Kevin James maintaining a constant presence year-round, we suggest hitting up On Location Tours for a sample of Boston’s contribution to celluloid history. With both guided van and walking tours available, sites include the L Street Tavern from Good Will Hunting, the streets of Charlestown from The Town, exteriors from Ally McBeal and The Departed,
and a final stop at the famous Cheers.