Brattle Theatre

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Place Category: Entertainment, Movie Theaters, Neighborhood, and Harvard SquarePlace Tags: art, foreign films, harvard square, movies, and theater

  • The Brattle Theatre screens the best in classic, cutting-edge, international, and independent films. Nestled in the heart of Harvard Square, the Brattle is a historic single-screen cinema with a  one-of-a-kind rear-screen projection system. We select as many of our concessions from local vendors, from Cambridge Brewing Company to Christina’s Ice Cream.

    To learn more about our upcoming film programs, please visit our website. (

    At a time when art houses and independent theatres continue to be consumed by large conglomerates, the Brattle Theatre has remained successful and true to its roots as a venue to see innovative and essential films. Starting with the programming of Cy Harvey and Bryant Halliday in 1953, the Brattle has been the unofficial film school for Boston-area residents, showing everything from Casablanca to Breaking the Waves, the works of Buster Keaton to Wong Kar-Wai.

    The non-profit Brattle Film Foundation has operated the Brattle Theatre since 2001. Learn more about the Brattle Film Foundation’s non-profit and fundraising activities here.

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