Best of Boston

2014 Best Cinema, Arthouse

Kendall Square Cinema

We know, we know: We should bestow this honor on the Brattle or Coolidge Corner because they are locally owned and independently programmed. But in terms of sheer experience, the Kendall simply has more of what you want to see, when you want to see it. The latest documentary about Chinese dissident artists? Check. Quirkball French flick that regards linear plot lines as optional? Hell yeah! If you could somehow watch NPR on the silver screen, this would be the place to do it.

One Kendall Sq., Cambridge, 617-621-1202,