Best of Boston

2011 Best Cinema, Independent

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Since 1933, this not-for-profit theater has boasted a diverse schedule of international and independent movies and documentaries. Modern indie films; broadcasts from London’s National Theatre and Europe’s grand operas; big-screen classics; midnight cult films and sing-alongs; and weekend variety shows for the kids—it’s all here in an art deco theater with retro appeal. The Coolidge also keeps a hand in the community by hosting readings, live performances, and film festivals.

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