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Address: 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3761
Phone Number: (617) 876-6838
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fee: Yes

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Great setting for theatre

We visited for a talk by author Lawrence Wright. Drink on arrival from the bar (gluten free snacks available and alcohol). Seating available for (I'd guess) around 300. We sat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
David S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for a talk by author Lawrence Wright. Drink on arrival from the bar (gluten free snacks available and alcohol). Seating available for (I'd guess) around 300. We sat right at the back, far right, and still we could hear and see fine. If you are visiting Harvard and have a free evening, book an event at the Brattle.

Thank David S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Saw "It's a wonderful life " here. Perfect theatre for it . It's smiled with a balcony section - no bad seats in orchestra or balcony seating ! A small bar offering drafts and bottled beer, wine, soft drinks, some snacks ( mostly popcorn ) all allowed in theatre ! Right in Harvard Square close to restaurant , bars, nightlife.... More 

Thank Steve S
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Amazing place, really neat place to see films there! We went to see "we have not forgotten Cambodia Rock and Roll." And it was a really neat film and a part of history we never really thought of. The theater also gave it a very nice atmosphere to watch it. I can't wait to go back

Thank Amanda T
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I love the Brattle and I love seeing the old films on the big screen. yesterday we went to the Brattle for the annual Valentines Day showing of Casablanca - my favorite film. I have seen it more then 25 times - about half of those at the Brattle. The theater has been refurbished. The film was an old 35... More 

Thank jroihl
Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I would give this a 5 stars if they could get some newer movies here and picked better music to play before hand (they always have such annoying tunes playing...really tests my serenity). This is a nonprofit so all support helps them!

Thank cindynor41
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a lovely old venue, rather tired and worn, but it hosts some of the best speakers through Harvard bookstore, plays, and other events. It's beloved in Cambridge. Its always worth checking out what is on at The Brattle.

Thank Africanjade
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Would love to visit more often, but we have little kids now and cant go to the movies as often as we like. BUT...we do make it a date every December to see It's A Wonderful Life at the Brattle. Love seeing old classic movies with a group. Also, cant beat it that you can buy wine and beer!!!! date... More 

Thank smccole1627
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

It is evident that this theater exudes charm which is reminiscent of old school movie theaters. Brattle theater caters to serious film enthusiasts. You can relive the classics with the theater's amazing film selection.

Thank thephantomtraveller
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The brattle has a personality and charm that the mainstream movie theaters lack. Location is also a plus

Thank littlegothum
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

An independent movie theater showing oldies, avante garde and a lot more. See if what is playing there interests you.

Thank SLRS5

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