Best of Boston

2004 Best Cinema, Independent

Kendall Square Cinema

Enjoying the artistry of independent cinema doesn’t have to mean enduring drafty old theaters. The Kendall Square is as state-of-the-art as any megaplex, but with niche amenities like baked goodies from Dancing Deer Baking Company and green tea. Sure, the tickets and concessions are a little pricey, but inside the nine intimate Dolby Digital Surround EX theaters, the seats are comfy and come equipped with cup holders. Cheap parking and a convenient shuttle from the MIT-Kendall Square T stop make getting there a cinch.

One Kendall Square, Cambridge, 617-499-1996,