Somerville Theatre

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Somerville Theatre, Movie theaters, Boston

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. The Somervilles biggest annual film events are The Independent Film Festival, Widescreen Film Festival, and the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Sci-Fi Marathon. Don’t forget, entrance to The Museum of Bad Art—located in the theatres basement—is included with ticket purchase.

By: Time Out contributors


Venue name: Somerville Theatre
Address: 55 Davis Sq
Cross street: Elm St
Transport: Red Line to Davis
Static map showing venue location
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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.