Best of Boston

2012 Best Cinema, National

Kendall Square Cinema

No crying babies, chatty teens, or bleeping cell phones. That’s why your parents, professors, and primary-care provider choose to catch the latest film-festival hits and indie first-runs at this Landmark Theatres location. They also come because parking is a pittance ($3), the theater offers high-quality snacks (dried fruit, gluten-free cookies), and the guy behind the ticket counter is totally stoked to discuss Fassbinder’s use of Brechtian aesthetics.

355 Binney St., Cambridge, 617-499-1996,