Best Cinema in Boston

2010 Best Cinema

Showcase Cinema De Lux


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, free garage parking, food and…Read More

2000 Best Cinema

Kendall Square Cinema


It’s not the fresh popcorn, hot cappuccino, or high-gloss neon that draws the crowds to this megaplex arthouse near MIT. Sure, those things don’t hurt. But even if the seats…Read More

1999 Best Cinema

Coolidge Corner Theatre


This Brookline landmark sure knows how to draw ’em in. While other art houses are content dishing out classics, these guys go right for the guts, with events like Annie…Read More

1998 Best Cinema

Kendall Square Cinema


Culture and film buffs thank the celluloid gods for this place to see all the idiosyncratic flicks that get reviewed in The New Yorker and The New York Times. Still…Read More

1997 Best Cinema

Kendall Square Cinema


The Kendall Square Cinema is everything a movie theater should be, with nine large screens, perfect climate control, clean bathrooms, and sufficiently ample and inexpensive ($1) parking. The movies are…Read More

1996 Best Cinema

Kendall Square Cinema


An award-winning design, coupled with a great sound system and a short-person-friendly seating arrangement-plus free parking!—make this new theater a moviegoer’s delight. Then there’s the speedy espresso machine and the…Read More

1993 Best Cinema

The Arlington Capital Theater


You won’t pay more than four buckaroonis to see a movie in this cute cinema house, and the snack bar offers espresso, ice cream, and frozen yogurt. For similar reasons,…Read More

1986 Best Cinema


Also has the best concession stand. But with its sale to USA Cinema, we’ve got our fingers crossed about the Nick’s future…Read More

1982 Best Cinema

Sack Charles 1


Big screen, unobstructed view. Not to be confused with 2 and 3 downstairs…Read More

1979 Best Cinema

Coolidge Corner Cinema


Owner Justin Free used to run the Orson Welles in the good old days. Now he’s in charge of this gem of a flick place. Great double bills (Performance and…Read More

1977 Best Cinema



David O. Selznick would have been comfortable in this rococo gilt-and-plaster movie house. Unfortunately, given the roster of films that play there, the architecture is much more diverting than the…Read More

1974 Best Cinema


Its turn-of-the-century elegance makes most of Ben Sack’s sterile movie picture palaces look like isolation wards…Read More

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