Best of Boston

Best Cinema, Independent

2017 Best Cinema, Independent

Brattle Theatre

Cambridge
The fortunes of mainstream movie theaters may ebb and flow with the success of the latest comic-book adaptation, but this small theater will always have [...] read more»
2016 Best Cinema, Independent

The Brattle Theatre

Cambridge
True, there are a few places to see independent films around Boston, including the occasional museum, but it’s hard to beat this small but mighty [...] read more»
2015 Best Cinema, Independent

The Brattle Theatre

Cambridge
In a time when Hollywood seems to have lost its way (Mortdecai, anyone?), places like the Brattle Theatre stand as beacons of hope. Rather than [...] read more»
2011 Best Cinema, Independent

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Brookline
Since 1933, this not-for-profit theater has boasted a diverse schedule of international and independent movies and documentaries. Modern indie films; broadcasts from London's National Theatre [...] read more»
2007 Best Cinema, Independent

Brattle Theatre

Cambridge
You can catch an Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu flick at any multiplex nowadays, but you won't see Boston Underground Film Festival highlights or a repertory series [...] read more»
2006 Best Cinema, Independent

Brattle Theatre

Cambridge
Fundraising is still under way to save this beloved Harvard Square institution from the pernicious encroachments of Netflix and TiVo, and the outcome remains uncertain. [...] read more»
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, 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, 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»