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New May–June Calendar

The Brattle’s spring calendar arrives soon at the box office… Can’t wait to get your hands on a copy? Check out the online calendar or download a PDF. See highlights after the jump…  More »

Brattle Theatre Tag Sale

Join us for the first ever Brattle Theatre Tag Sale, happening Sunday, May 4!  More »

Teachers enjoy 2-for-1 admission through May 15th

Students shouldn’t have all the fun, right? We want to recognize the energy and effort that teachers put into their work by giving them a chance to relax at the movies on us!  More »

Brattle Creative Director Ned Hinkle featured on the cover of today’s Boston Metro

(March 24, 2014) Boston Metro’s Michael Naughton interviewed Brattle Theatre Creative Director Ned Hinkle for an article on the success of Boston-area Kickstarter fundraising campaigns. In 2013, the non-profit Brattle Film Foundation raised $140,000 to fund its upgrade to state-of-the-art digital projection and the replacement of its obsolete HVAC equipment. Read the article at

‘Grand Piano’ reviews

“Breathtaking, dazzling, splendid. An utter joy of high concept, artfully composed and absolutely thrilling pure cinema.” – Sam Zimmerman, Fangoria

“A pulse-pounding experiment in terror.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Endlessly engaging. It’s probably the best Brian De Palma movie he never made.” – Todd Gilchrist, The Playlist

“Hugely entertaining! An acting and directing tour de force that holds the viewer in its vice-like grip from start to finish.” – Chris Tilly, IGN  More »

‘Jimmy P.’ reviews

“Marvelous. Poignant. Extraordinarily idiosyncratic.” – Amy Taubin, Film Comment

“Offers the most psychologically complex screen portrait of a Native American character in at least twenty years, probably more.” —Matt Zoller Seitz,

“Del Toro and Amalric’s concentrated performances — the former resigned and shell-shocked, the latter agitated and servile — have an anguished grandeur.” —Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

“If you want to see one of the best performances of 2013 in a film almost no one saw (really, Oscar voters?), catch this gem at the Brattle Thea­tre.” —James Verniere, Boston Herald

“[Desplechin] is a precise and observant filmmaker.” —Ty Burr, The Boston Globe  More »

‘A Field in England’ reviews

“Trippy adventure grows in ‘Field’” –James Verniere, The Boston Herald

“A hallucinogenic B&W psycho-horror film set in 17th-cent. England? Hi-ho, director Ben Wheatley is back in town.” –Ty Burr, The Boston Globe (via Twitter)

Harvard Square street closures and parking restrictions on Wed 3/5

If you plan to attend our 5:00 show on Wednesday, March 5, be advised that there will be street closures and parking restrictions in place between 3:30 and 6:15 due to a VIP visitor to Harvard Square.

New March–April calendar

The Brattle’s early spring calendar arrives soon at the box office is here—pick one up at the box office today! Can’t wait to get your hands on a copy? Check out the online calendar or download a PDF. See highlights after the jump…  More »

March–April calendar preview

We’re excited to announce new titles appearing on our March calendar—stay tuned for more announcements coming soon! Details after the jump…   More »

Join us for the first ever Brattle Theatre Tag Sale • Sun 5/4, 11am-2pm

Independent Film Festival Boston • April 24–28 at Brattle Theatre
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