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Three Great Movie Theaters in Cambridge

Catch a movie close to all your favorite restaurants and bars in the area

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Sometimes heading to a local movie theater is the perfect way to relax after a long work day or on the weekend. Whether you are looking for a romantic date night with your honey, a chick flick with the gals, or are riding solo and looking for a good laugh, you can always count on a movie to entertain. Check out these three Cambridge movie theaters.

1. AMC Loews Harvard Square Five

10 Church Street, Cambridge
(617) 864-4581

Harvard Square’s AMC Loews is located right in the midst of the action in Harvard Square, so pre or post-movie you can find a bite to eat or go out for drinks. It is also easily accessible by the T, on the Red Line, at the Harvard stop. This oldie, but goodie, is the place to go for indie films or to check out the latest celebrity-filled new movies, shown on one of the five big screens with surround sound. There are also frequent late-night showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at this historical spot (opened in 1926).They even once featured live musical performances in the 60’s from big names like Bob Dylan and David Bowie, before transforming into a movie theater.

2. Brattle Theatre

40 Brattle St., Cambridge
617-876-6837

Brattle Theatre, which was established in 1953 in Harvard Square, is conveniently located on the Red Line, at the Harvard T stop. They specialize in showing a variety of movies including classic, indie, foreign, and art-house films, along with first-run movies and new releases of classic films.  Locals love catching their repertory programming format. This is when they show a series of films with a common theme, whether it is an actor, genre, or director they are honoring during a set time period. There are also events such as film festivals, live music performances, and an annual Oscar party.

3. Kendall Square Cinema

1 Kendall Square, Cambridge
617-499-1966

The award-winning Kendall Square Cinema is located right off the Red Line, at the Kendall-MIT stop. The theater was built in 1995 and features nine screens for your viewing pleasure. It is the place to go for MIT students or Central and Kendall Square residents for indie films, foreign language cinema, restored classic movies, and documentaries. They also host film festivals, movie premieres, and charity movie events as well.

 

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