Brattle Closing as of Saturday, March 14 [updated May 18]

[Updated May 18, 2020] With cinemas and other “gathering industries” included in phase 3 of Governor Baker’s reopening strategy, The Brattle will remain closed through late June. Thank you for your continued support.

[Updated April 28, 2020] Governor Baker has extended the order closing non-essential businesses, and The Brattle will remain closed until at least May 18.

[Updated Wednesday, April 1, 2020] In response to Governor Baker’s extension of the order to close non-essential businesses and limit the size of public gatherings, The Brattle will remain closed through Monday, May 4. We thank you for your continued support.


[Updated Monday, March 16, 2020] In response to Governor Baker’s order to limit the size of public gatherings, The Brattle will extend its closure through Monday, April 6 and tentatively re-open on Tuesday, April 7. Thank you for your understanding and support, and please stay tuned for additional updates as the situation evolves.


[Originally Published Friday, March 13, 2020]

Dear Brattle Friends,

After discussions with our staff, board, and programming partners, we have decided to suspend all Brattle programs as of Saturday, March 14 through at least April 2. As of today, Boston Underground Film Festival, Wicked Queer, the Independent Film Festival Boston, and the DocYard have all suspended or postponed their events as well.

For those of you who have purchased tickets to upcoming events, we will be in touch early in the week with more details about solutions for you.

We are overwhelmed with the support from our community and staff. You are all the best!

We are working on some creative solutions for how to keep you engaged with cinema and The Brattle during these difficult times but right now all of our efforts are focused on keeping our staff and customers safe. We also want you to know that our part-time staff, many of whom rely on The Brattle to make ends meet, will still receive their hourly pay for all shifts they miss during this period.

Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates on future programming and/or changes to the timeline.

We are planning on coming back strong once this crisis has calmed down but, as we said in our email yesterday, this is exactly the kind of thing that could threaten The Brattle’s future, as well as the future of any arts nonprofit or small business in our community.

Please consider making a donation or even consider becoming a monthly donor to keep your support going, no matter how long this lasts.

Thank you for your support of our independent, non-profit cinema!

Stay healthy,
Ivy, Ned & The Brattle Theatre Team