Best of Boston

1999 Best Cinema

Coolidge Corner Theatre

This Brookline landmark sure knows how to draw ’em in. While other art houses are content dishing out classics, these guys go right for the guts, with events like Annie Sprinkle’s Herstory of Porn: Rell to Real, Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Animation Festival, the New England Film & Video Festival, and even a summer jazz series. They’ve got a new lease under negotiation, a new spirit, and a fresh pot of coffee brewing for late-night shows.

299 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-734-2500,