Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Brattle





The Brattle is the other theater in Harvard Square - tucked away in the basement at 40 Brattle Street. The Brattle is a pretty unique theater, and I'll grab a quote from their own site to give you an idea of what you can see there...

The Brattle shows the best in classic, cutting-edge, foreign, and art-house films. We also show first-run films and new releases of classic films, but our specialty is a repertory programming format consisting of films from a particular director, genre, or subject shown over the course of a week, or on the same weekday throughout the month.
Beantown Today mentioned that they had seen a Felix The Cat marathon there, and events like that are always what comes to mind when I think of The Brattle - in fact, they are extending the Bugs Bunny Film Festival (an annual event since 1995) to run tomorrow night!

In the past few years The Brattle had been in danger of losing their lease, and with the creation of the Brattle Film Foundation and the massive support of the community, The Brattle was saved and we can continue stopping in to check out their awesome repertory film series'. Personally, I'm psyched for The 80s Rock! series coming up in March. Who's up for Desperately Seeking Susan??

4 comments:

Beantown Today said...

That is so cool, thank you! I'm glad they saved it, too.

The Lone Beader said...

The 80's Rock series does sound cool.

D.C. Confidential said...

I love it when theaters like this are able to survive in this era of megaplexes! D.C. just lost another of its arthouse cinemas: the Odeon at DuPont Circle. That just leaves the E Street Cinema and film offerings by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic.

Cowbark said...

I didn't realize they'd closed the DuPont theater! I was just there in December - did I not notice that it was closed, or has it closed since then? I loved that place.