Brattle Theatre

Movies Harvard Sq
5 out of 5 stars
Brattle Theatre
© Biruitorul

Built in the 19th century, right in the middle of Harvard Square, the Brattle looks more like a barn than a movie theatre. A non-profit that’s dangled close to the edge of bankruptcy several times, the historic single-screen carries on, marching to the beat of its own eclectic programming. The decor isn’t fancy, but the schedule generally has something worth seeing, from Twin Peaks episodes to yearly Valentine’s Day screenings of Casablanca. With classic films, cartoon marathons, new documentaries, rare Japanese horror, best-of-the-year recaps and staff picks all on the roster, it’s good for open minds and omnivorous tastes. More easygoing than the nearby HFA, the Brattle serves beer and also hosts book events and live music on occasion. Showtimes can be a little erratic, so it’s best to double-check the website.

Posted:

Venue name: Brattle Theatre
Contact:
Address: 40 Brattle Street
Cambridge

Cross street: at Harvard Square
Transport: Red line to Harvard
Price: Tickets $10; $8 reductions.
Static map showing venue location
  • Time Out says
    5 out of 5 stars
    One is tempted to throw away any semblance of persuasion and simply demand that you go see this movie. Without His Girl Friday, there is no sexy, Tarantino-esque banter (maybe no banter, period; speed limits are flagrantly violated). On a more per...
    Read more
  • The new century is shaping up to be a fine time for world animation, not least for child's eye features packed with the old fashioned virtues of fantasy, adventure, ingenuity and derring-do - and more or less faithful to traditional cel-animation ...
    Read more
  • Read more
  • Read more
  • Read more
  • Read more
LiveReviews|0
1 person listening