Best of Boston

2024 Best DIY Microcinema

Wenham Street Cinema

The films are free, the vibe is neighborly, and the seating is bring-your-own at this DIY screening space, which also happens to be a Jamaica Plain home garage. Resident Matt Shuman started casually hosting watch parties here in 2015, but the pandemic necessity for open-air gatherings made his Forest Hills carport an Instagram-official community venue. Now, Wenham Street Cinema’s 2024 season is already underway, with live-music performances, comedy, and movies like Dunkirk and Bring It On programmed through October.

23 Wenham St., Boston,