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Brattle Theatre

Brattle Theatre

Indie Movie Theater
Harvard Square, Cambridge
  • Thelma: (2:00pm) (4:30) 7:00 9:30
  • R. Andrew H.
    "Great Classic Films"(3 Tips)
    "Great popcorn prices and a balcony."(4 Tips)
    Christina M.
    "Now serving 5-6 varieties of Massachusetts-brewed Pretty Things beer"(2 Tips)
    Ryan E.
    "usually have a couple of Cambridge Brewing beers on tap"(2 Tips)
36 Tips and reviews
  • films
  • balcony
  • popcorn
  • pretty things
  • cambridge brewing
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  • Holly S.
    Holly SSeptember 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    It goes without saying that Brattle is the best. Keep an eye out for the weird theater and anything in October!
  • Jamie M.
    Jamie McHaleNovember 16, 2015
    They serve beer, nice cosy atmosphere.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KuliAugust 30, 2015
    The selection of movies the have are great. I get exposed to great cinema from them
  • Dana V.
    Dana VillmoreJuly 6, 2015
    Fun place to see old movies on the big screen. Concessions are reasonably priced, too. Don't skip the popcorn with real butter :)
  • Seong H.
    Seong HwangMarch 18, 2015
    Nice comfy little theatre.
  • Jake F.
    Jake FriedmanJanuary 10, 2015
    Why the helk don't more theaters have rear projectors!?
  • Brattle Theatre
    Brattle TheatreOctober 21, 2014
    Amazing things are in store for you during our William Castle series when you experience EMERGO, PERCEPTO & ILLUSION-O!!!
  • William M T.
    William M Tammick IIIOctober 14, 2014
    Check out author events hosted by Harvard Bookstore.
  • Nick S.
    Nick ScottSeptember 27, 2014
    Don't forget to grab a brew, or two
  • Eric O.
    Eric OSeptember 5, 2014
    Check the calendar for upcoming films - but also events such as book signings!
  • Katie
    KatieAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    your go-to venue for classic, independent, international & documentary films. add a CBC brew & you're set.
  • Ari J.
    Ari JonesAugust 7, 2014
    Old movies and cool special events. Beer, wine, and chocolate bars are great.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SiegertAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Best popcorn in the Boston area
  • Anna O.
    Anna OffermanJanuary 11, 2014
    Join the e-mail list, updates are definitely worth getting!
  • Bianca
    BiancaJune 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of great double features and fun series.
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EvansJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The Brattle serves great beer. They usually have a couple of Cambridge Brewing beers on tap and big bottles from Pretty Things & Ipswich. Cheers!
  • Tom O.
    Tom ODecember 20, 2012
    The popcorn is real popcorn, but it unsalted. If you like classic super salty movie theater popcorn, be sure to add plenty of it yourself. And the butter is real butter! Awesome.
  • Kidoinfo
    KidoinfoNovember 24, 2012
    Great popcorn prices and a balcony.
  • Lily B.
    Lily BNovember 18, 2012
    Sit on the balcony to get away with laughing inappropriately during the movie. Catch their double features when you can!
  • SundanceTV
    SundanceTVJuly 13, 2012
    This place is great for indie films, dusted-off classics, hilarious series, fun one-off events & and awesome visits. They also serve great beer!
  • BU Today
    BU TodayMarch 20, 2012
    Showing classic, independent, foreign, and art-house films, this not-for-profit theater is one of the few remaining to use rear projection (located behind the screen, rather than behind the audience.) Read more
  • robin c.
    robin cMarch 17, 2012
    The concession stand doesn't take Amex (despite them having the foursquare deal)!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMarch 11, 2012
    The soft drinks they serve are unusually tasty; I prefer the Ginger Ale.
  • BU Student Activities
    BU Student ActivitiesFebruary 24, 2012
    Hey BU Seniors! Show your BUID and get a ticket for just $7.75!
  • TC K.
    TC KirkhamJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best seats in the house are in the front right or left of the balcony...nothing better in the whole area!
  • Cathy
    CathyNovember 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Oreo ice cream is amazing!
  • FutureM
    FutureMAugust 8, 2011
    Over 100 years old, the Brattle Theatre is one of the few theaters in the country to still be using a projector behind the screen.
  • Christina M.
    Christina MillerJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Now serving 5-6 varieties of Massachusetts-brewed Pretty Things beer in 22-ounce bottles, plus 3 Cambridge Brewing Company beers on tap, and red and white wine.
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen McVerryJune 19, 2011
    A rare art house theater. Try picking a classic or foreign film you've never heard of before.
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PlavischJune 12, 2011
    They put real butter on the popcorn, and the beer selection is pretty fancy.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 7, 2011
    Screens classic films regularly. Go on the weekend for a double-feature matinee. Serves beer & wine.
  • John S.
    John SaylorJanuary 28, 2011
    Always keep an eye on the schedule. They show some real gems.
  • Harvard University
    Harvard UniversityJuly 7, 2010
    Independently owned/run, this single screen rear-projected theatre since 1953 (built in 1890) is known for foreign, independent and classic films, and especially repertory programming. Read more
  • R. Andrew H.
    R. Andrew HolleronApril 5, 2010
    Great Classic Films Read more
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EvansFebruary 11, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    They've got a balcony!
  • Joshua G.
    Joshua GreenAugust 15, 2009
    Now serving beer
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