Somerville Theatre

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Somerville Theatre

Steps away from the Davis Square T station, the Somerville Theatre opened in 1914 as a vaudeville and movie venue, transitioning into the picture business full-time during the Great Depression. The Somerville’s tradition of attracting audiences by giving away prizes like turkeys and appliances ended in the 1970s, but a crowd-pleasing, multi-purpose spirit is still intact. As well as showing new, one-off and second-run movies, the theater is also a concert venue for major acts and the hospitable home of the Independent Film Festival Boston every spring. Four smaller screens were added in 1996, but the original colorful, gold-and-plaster main theater remains in good shape. Beer and wine are sold for all shows, and like its sister theater, the Capitol, the Somerville’s ticket prices slightly undercut competitors: $9 for evening shows and $6 for weekday matinees and weekend shows before 6pm.

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Venue name: Somerville Theatre
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Address: 55 Davis Square
Somerville

Cross street: at Elm Street
Transport: Red line to Davis
Price: Tickets $9; $6 reductions.
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If I lived closer, I'd be here every week. This theater is amazing - not just for its service, great prices, and selection of old/new releases, but also for the architecture and old-timey feel. You can grab a drink for your movie and bring it in with you, a perk that will definitely make you want to spend more time here. Plus - since this theater is literally right off the David red line stop, you don't need to worry about driving/parking.