Best of Boston

2024 Best Indie Cinema

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Thirty-five years after 400 people encircled this Brookline movie house and effectively gave it a group hug, the Coolidge is just as revered for its 70mm film capabilities, midnight movies, and expert curation of new releases, international treasures, and filmmaker Q&As. Best of all, the 90-year-old nonprofit’s future is more secure than ever, thanks to a marathon fundraising drive and recently unveiled 14,000-square-foot expansion: 200 more seats, two new theaters, and a $1 million gift from the Trust Family Foundation for a permanent endowment.

290 Harvard St., Brookline,