Boston Area’s Best Independent Movie Theaters

July 30, 2012 12:00 AM
Boston Area’s Best Independent Movie Theaters

" From a cozy theater on a winter’s day to the Boston Hatch Shell on a balmy summer night, Boston has plenty of choices for movie lovers. Among these choices are several independent movie theaters that show more than just current big-budget productions. Often for less money than a typical movie theater ticket, these theaters show second runs and much more. Even people who prefer current big-budget films can find what they are looking for in Boston’s quality independent theaters.

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Capitol Theatre 204 Massachusetts Ave Arlington, MA 02474 (781) 648-4340 somervilletheatreonline /capitol-theatre

The Capitol Theatre is a place that gives its patrons a little bit of both worlds. It shows new hit movies as well as independent films and family-friendly films. The theater opened in 1925 and retains much of its original Jazz Age decor. The Capitol Theatre offers birthday party packages and even has an ice cream parlor — The Capitol Creamery — right around the corner.

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Landmark Kendall Square Cinema 1 Kendall Square Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 499-1995 landmarktheatres /kendallsquarecinema

The Landmark Kendall Square Cinema is much newer than its name suggests, having opened in 1995. However, its films are eclectic in both genre and release date "

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