2013 Award Winner: BEST Indie Cinema (Runner-Up)

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Somerville Theatre

Nominated for: BEST Indie Cinema

Somerville Theatre 55 Davis Sq Somerville MA (617) 625-5700

The Somerville Theatre is located in Davis Square Somerville. In addition to the recently renovated original auditorium (a 900 seat ornate picture palace with balcony, stage, and huge screen) the Somerville also has 4 smaller cinemas, all designed with style.

The film programming is a mix of first-run movies (at $7.00 on evenings and weekends, it is the cheapest place in Boston to see a new movie, even if all the folks paying $9.25 in Harvard Square haven't figured it out yet), plus some second-run, art-house, and specialty schedules. Home of the Independent Film Festival of Boston, the 24-hour Boston Sci-Fi Marathon, and of course numerous live events.

The projection staff are trained professionals, all members of the local projectionists union, so film presentations are generally superior to any of the movie houses downtown.

The concession stand features freshly popped corn and is served with real butter. They also sell many kinds of candy, tea, and coffee.

Starting in April, the Somerville Theatre will be the only movie theater in the Boston area that sells beer and wine - soon you will be able to take a beer with you to the movies!

The staff is friendly, but not in a fake corporate way - and unlike some indie theaters, there is no pretense about the place - it still has that 'Somerville' feel to it. Many of the staff have been there for a while - not a lot of changeover, which is a good thing here.

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29 Tips from Voters

Nathan P. on June 13, 2012

Love the Somerville Theatre. Perfect mix of top hits and indie films. Great concessions (ice cream, popcorn, beer & the usual suspects).

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Erin M. on June 11, 2013

Good popcorn, decent first-run movies, and interesting festivals. What more could you want?

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jawalker33 on June 6, 2013

Still few places where there's beer on tap on your way in. Didn't help me get through The Great Gatsby, but still one of my favorite places to watch a film

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Tom M. on June 5, 2013

Beer + Movies = A Great Night!

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Mari K. on July 24, 2012

Seen a lot a good stuff there

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Matthew P. on July 23, 2012

Awesome - beer in a theatre? The venue is great and has tons of charm. Not at all like the cubicles that other theaters are.

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Lindsay R. on July 17, 2012

Great prices and films. Can't beat it.

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Sally R. on June 7, 2012

Fantastic find

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Michael B. on June 4, 2012

They always seem to be showing what I want to see.

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Ali M. on July 15, 2011

you can buy beers. obviously the best cinema.

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