Best of Boston

2013 Best Cinema, Independent

The Brattle Theatre

The Brattle is one of the most esteemed repertory movie theaters in the country, but it’s a fragile thing—this winter, it had to launch a $140,000 Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a projector and HVAC renovation. The gambit succeeded, which means visitors can continue to enjoy an unparalleled selection of films old and new—while drinking Slumbrew and other local beers.

40 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-876-6837,