Hollywood, Indie and Underground: Where to see movies in Boston & Cambridge.

As we start off the first year of our Digital Filmmaking program at Lesley, one thing I’ve noticed is that we have a number of students who are not from the Boston area. And while streaming movies online can be great, sometimes you just want to sit down with some popcorn and soda and watch a movie on the big screen.

Below is a selection of theatres and film festivals that will give you a bunch of options for where to spend some time in the dark. This is not a complete list, but I tried to cover places that are easy to get to by train or bus. Enjoy!


Regal Fenway Stadium 13
Hollywood and mainstream movies

AMC Loews Boston Common 19
Hollywood and mainstream movies

Kendall Square Cinema
A mix of mainstream and independent cinema

The Brattle Theatre
A mix of mainstream and independent cinema

The Somerville Theatre
Independent and underground cinema

Coolidge Corner Theatre
Independent and underground cinema

Video Rental

The Video Underground

Film Festivals

Boston LGBT Film Festival
March 31–April 10, 2016

Boston Film Festival
September 17–21, 2015

Boston International Film Festival (BIFF)
April 14–18, 2016

Boston Underground Film Festival (BUFF)
March 25–29, 2015

Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFB)
April 2016

Provincetown International Film Festival
June 15 – 19, 2016

Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
August 2016

Arlington Film Festival
October 15-22, 2015

Berkshire International Film Festival
June 2 – 5, 2016

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival
March 17–20, 2016

Rhode Island International Film Festival
August 9–14, 2016