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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»
2014 Best Cinema, Blockbuster

Showcase Cinema de Lux

Dedham
That’s right. Boston’s best wide-release movie theater is in...Dedham. This place was 100 percent built for the blockbuster popcorn flick. Comfortable stadium seating, armrest-shaking surround [...] read more»
2014 Best Cinema, Arthouse

Kendall Square Cinema

Cambridge
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 [...] read more»
Brattle Theatre
2013 Best Cinema, Independent

The Brattle Theatre

Cambridge
The Brattle is one of the most esteemed repertory movie theaters in the country, but it's a fragile thing—this winter, it had to launch a [...] read more»
2013 Best Cinema, National

AMC Loews Boston Common 19

Boston
This flashy film mecca is the place to go if you want to catch the latest huge-budget Hollywood flick. Locally shot blockbusters often have their [...] read more»
2012 Best Cinema, National

Kendall Square Cinema

Cambridge
No crying babies, chatty teens, or bleeping cell phones. That's why your parents, professors, and primary-care provider choose to catch the latest film-festival hits and [...] read more»
2012 Best Cinema, Indie

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Brookline
The mission of an indie theater should be to keep cinema exciting, surprising, and fresh. The Coolidge does this better than anyone, with its constantly [...] read more»
2011 Best Cinema, National

Regal Fenway Stadium 13

Boston
We don't expect too much from big cinema chains—just Jujube-free upholstery and a "no zombies" hiring policy. Generally speaking, moviegoers here are upstanding citizens who [...] 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»
2010 Best Cinema

Showcase Cinema De Lux

Dedham
At $19 to $24.50, the tickets are pricey. But admission to the Dedham theater's Lux Level includes many worthy indulgences: state-of-the-art digital projection, plush seats, [...] 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»
2006 Best Cinema, Commercial

AMC Loews Boston Common 19

Boston
This centrally located mega-multiplex is chock full of big-budget luxuries. The semireclining seats are roomy enough for even the most ample popcorn-fed tushes. The monstrous [...] read more»