Best of Boston

Best Cinema, Independent

2005 Best Cinema, Independent

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Brookline
The sad fact is that big corporate multiplexes show big corporate movies. Truly, you are what you screen. Which makes Brookline's Coolidge Corner Theatre an [...] read more»
2004 Best Cinema, Commercial

AMC Theatres Fenway 13

Boston
Big screens, sharp sound, stadium seating. The AMC Fenway, once again, gets top billing. And here's why: We like our popcorn popping out of its [...] read more»
2004 Best Cinema, Independent

Kendall Square Cinema

Cambridge
Enjoying the artistry of independent cinema doesn't have to mean enduring drafty old theaters. The Kendall Square is as state-of-the-art as any megaplex, but with [...] read more»
2003 Best Cinema, Commercial

AMC Fenway 13

Boston
Keeping up with Hollywood's barrage of blockbusters, tearjerkers, and indies-gone-mainstream is less daunting when you can do it at the AMC Fenway 13. This theater's [...] read more»
2003 Best Cinema, Independent

The Brattle Theatre

Cambridge
From Here to Eternity was the blockbuster movie of the year when the Brattle Theatre switched from presenting live stage plays to showing films in [...] read more»
2002 Best Cinema, Commercial

Loews Theatres Boston Common

Boston
From the moment you walk into this new multiplex, everything seems larger than life—just like the movies. With blown-up black-and-white posters of The Graduate and [...] read more»
2002 Best Cinema, Indie

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Brookline
The Coolidge, with its impressive lineup of indie features, gives film bluffs a place to call home. Adding to the charm: a new art-deco inspired [...] read more»
2001 Best Cinema, Commercial

General Cinema Fenway

Boston
It's expensive, it's crowded, and the lobby has as much charm as an airplane hangar. But then, you don't exactly go to a movie theater [...] read more»
2001 Best Cinema, Indie

Coolidge Corner Movie Theatre

Brookline
No local theater better represents the spirit of independents than this grande dame in Coolidge Corner. The paint may be chipped and the seats may [...] read more»
2001 Best Cinema, North

Cabot Street Cinema Theatre

Beverly
Beverly's answer to the Kendall Square Cinema is as funky as it is friendly. The diverse roster of screenings (don't take that plurality literally—only one [...] read more»
2001 Best Cinema, West

West Newton Cinema

Newton
There are three key criteria that elevate a cinema to superior status: the caliber of the screenings, the comfort of the seats, and perhaps most [...] read more»
2000 Best Cinema

Kendall Square Cinema

Cambridge
It's not the fresh popcorn, hot cappuccino, or high-gloss neon that draws the crowds to this megaplex arthouse near MIT. Sure, those things don't hurt. [...] read more»
1999 Best Cinema

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Brookline
This Brookline landmark sure knows how to draw 'em in. While other art houses are content dishing out classics, these guys go right for the [...] read more»
1998 Best Cinema

Kendall Square Cinema

Cambridge
Culture and film buffs thank the celluloid gods for this place to see all the idiosyncratic flicks that get reviewed in The New Yorker and [...] read more»
1997 Best Cinema

Kendall Square Cinema

Cambridge
The Kendall Square Cinema is everything a movie theater should be, with nine large screens, perfect climate control, clean bathrooms, and sufficiently ample and inexpensive [...] read more»