Boston Sights

Brattle Theatre

  • 40 Brattle St. Map It
  • Cambridge
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 08/12/2014

Fodor's Review

Occupying a squat, barnlike building from 1890, the Brattle Theatre is set improbably between a modern shopping center and a colonial mansion. The resident repertory company gained notoriety in the 1950s when it made a practice of hiring actors blacklisted as Communists by the U.S. government. For the last half-century it has served as the square's independent movie house, screening indie, foreign, obscure, and classic films, from nouveau to noir; check the website for current offerings and events.

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40 Brattle St., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, United States

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Published 08/12/2014


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