Movies in Boston Theaters

Your Guide to Movies in Boston Theaters

There are plenty of movies in Boston theaters to choose from, whether you’re looking for the biggest chains or smaller independent theaters. You can find reclining seats, a wide variety of food options, and even dollar theaters in the Boston area. Whether you’re catching the latest blockbuster or revisiting an old favorite, there’s a movie theater in Boston that’s perfect for you.

The biggest movie theater chains in Boston are AMC, Patriot, and Showcase. AMC has locations all around the city, including the AMC Loews Boston Common 19 and Showcase Super Lux Movie Theater on Boylston Street in Chestnut Hill. These theaters tend to have the newest releases and offer reclining seats, a wide variety of food options, and plenty of amenities.

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Independent and Drive-In Movies in Boston

If you’re looking for an independent movie theater experience, check out the Coolidge Corner Theatre or the Brattle Theatre. The Coolidge Corner Theatre shows both new releases and classic films, and also hosts special events like live music and comedy shows. The Brattle Theatre is one of the oldest movie theaters in the country and specializes in independent, foreign, and cult films.

For a truly unique movie theater experience, how about a drive-in cinema? They’re few and far between these days, but you can still catch a flick from your car at the Topsfield Drive-In or Mendon Twin Drive-In

Discount Movies in Boston Theaters

If you’re on a budget, don’t worry. Like most drive-ins, dedicated dollar theaters are a thing of the past. However, The AMC Loews Harvard Square 5, Regal Fenway Stadium 13, and many Boston movie theaters host discount days or provide movie clubs for savings on tickets and concessions. So whatever your movie theater needs, Boston has you covered.

Boston Area Movie Theaters

Movie Theaters in the Boston AreaAddressCityWebsite
Amc Assembly Row 12395 Artisan WaySomervillehttps://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/boston/amc-assembly-row-12
Amc Boston Common 19175 Tremont StBostonhttps://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/boston/amc-boston-common-19
Amc Braintree 10121 Grandview RdBraintreehttps://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/boston/amc-braintree-10
Amc Burlington Cinema 1020 South AveBurlingtonhttps://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/boston/amc-burlington-cinema-10
Amc South Bay Center 1225 District AvenueDorchesterhttps://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/boston/amc-south-bay-center-12
Amc Theatres100 Independence WayDanvershttps://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/boston/amc-liberty-tree-mall-20
Amc Theatres - Loews Boston Common 19175 Tremont StBostonhttps://www.amctheatres.com
Apple Cinemas168 Alewife Brook PkwyCambridgehttps://www.applecinemas.com/movies/ns.aspx
Artsemerson::Film559 Washington StBostonhttps://artsemerson.org
Boston Film Festival6 Bowdoin SqBostonhttps://bostonfilmfestival.org
Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St Ste 2Cambridgehttps://www.brattlefilm.org
Cinema Salem2 E India Square MallSalemhttp://www.cinemasalem.com
Embassy Cinema16 Pine StWalthamhttps://www.landmarktheatres.com/boston/embassy-cinema
Emerson Colonial Theatre106 Boylston StreetBostonhttps://www.emersoncolonialtheatre.com/online/default.asp
Entertainment Cinemas168 Alewife Brook PkwyCambridgehttp://www.entertainmentcinemas.com
Kendall Square Cinema1 Kendall Sq Ste B1102Cambridgehttps://www.landmarktheatres.com
Mendon Twin Drive-In35 Milford StreetMendonhttps://www.mendondrivein.com/
Patriot Cinemas1775 Washington StHanoverhttps://www.patriotcinemas.com/directions.aspx
Patriot Cinemas - Hingham25 Shipyard DrHinghamhttps://www.patriotcinemas.com/theater.aspx
Patriot Cinemas - Loring Hall Cinema65 Main StHinghamhttps://www.patriotcinemas.com/directions.aspx
Patriot Cinemas Inc350 Lincoln StHinghamhttps://www.patriotcinemas.com
Regal Fenway & RPX401 Park Drive #110Bostonhttps://www.regmovies.com/theatres/regal-fenway-rpx/1930#/buy-tickets-by-cinema?in-cinema=1930&view-mode=list
Showcase Cinema Woburn25 Middlesex Canal ParkWoburnhttps://www.showcasecinemas.com/theater-info/showcase-cinema-de-lux-woburn
Showcase Cinemas Superlux55 Boylston StChestnut Hillhttps://www.showcasecinemas.com/theater-info/showcase-superlux-chestnut-hill
Showcase Super Lux Movie Theater55 Boylston StChestnut Hillhttp://www.showcasesuperlux.com
Simons Imax Theater1 Central WharfBostonhttps://www.neaq.org/exhibits/simons-theatre
Simons Imax Theatre At The New England Aquarium1 Central WharfBostonhttps://www.neaq.org
South Shore Cinemas14 Columbian StSouth Weymouthhttps://www.sscinemas.com/about
Sunbrella Imax 3D Theatre50 Walkers Brook DrReadinghttps://www.jordans.com/imax
Coolidge Corner Theatre290 Harvard StBrooklinehttps://coolidge.org
The Majestic 7, Arsenal Yards81 Arsenal Yards Blvd Ste 100Watertownhttps://www.cwtheaters.com/watertown/information.asp
The Theater Offensive29 Elm St Apt 2Cambridgehttp://www.thetheateroffensive.org
Topsfield Drive-In207 Boston StreetTopsfieldhttps://www.fiestashows.com/venue/topsfield-drive-in/
Warwick Cinema123 Pleasant StMarbleheadhttps://warwickcinemas.com
West Newton Cinema1296 Washington StWest Newtonhttp://www.westnewtoncinema.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the biggest movie theater chains in the greater Boston Massachusetts area?

AMC Theaters dominates the Boston area. But even though AMC takes up more spots on the list, there are dozens of other cinemas where you can catch new releases, independent films, and classics. Regal, Cinemark, Showcase, and Patriot Cinemas all have popcorn popping and reels turning.

Are there any drive-in movie theaters in Massachusetts?

Yes. Don’t give up on drive-ins just yet. In the Boston area, you’ll find the Mendon Twin Drive-In and the Topsfield Drive-In.

What are the best indy cinemas in Boston?

The Coolidge Corner Theater is one of the best for all-around entertainment, including new releases, classics, and other events. There’s also the Brattle Theatre, which is one of the oldest theaters in the US. The Brattle is an excellent choice for films you won’t find just anywhere.

Does Boston have dollar movie theaters?

Dollar theaters are practically obsolete across the United States. But while Boston might not have a dedicated dollar theater, local cinemas provide plenty of opportunities to stretch your entertainment budget. Check out discount days (typically Tuesdays) and join movie clubs for better pricing on tickets and concessions.

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