Although the average multiplex shows scores of glossy blockbusters and big-budget remakes, it has limited access to independent film offerings and scandalous celluloid exposés such as Triple Blood Score: The Pentagon’s Secret War on Scrabble. Experience edifying entertainment with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a special Groupon membership, which includes eight movie passes, two large popcorns, and four regular sodas at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge (up to a $100.50 value).
The Brattle Theatre screens art-house, foreign, and select flicks—a horizon-expanding array of celluloid masterpieces. It specializes in repertory programming: films from a particular director, genre, or subject shown over the course of a week or month. Your eight movie passes are valid toward regular screenings over the course of one year, but the included popcorns and sodas should be consumed posthaste to prevent staleness.
In addition to granting you the gift of octovision, today’s Groupon also gives the purchaser discounted entry to the Brattle for one year ($7.75 per ticket with discount) and adds them to an exclusive email list with updates and special-event invitations. Check out the list of upcoming features to plan a cinematic excursion.
- Their schedule is a lot of fun and often encompasses a variety of types of shows. If nothing else, grab a schedule if you ever pass by! I guarantee you'll see something you'll like. – Andrew T., Insider Pages
- Brilliant place - they run really good features, following different themes, and play films here that you cannot find on the screen anywhere else. – Teri B., Insider Pages
The Brattle Theatre
The Brattle Theatre’s screens have been glowing with an eclectic slate of films since 1953, but its cultural legacy stretches back to 1890 when it first opened as a live theater. Its productions seemed destined to eventually intertwine with the burgeoning Hollywood industry, and today, the venue keeps its artistic roots alive by showing a full roster of classic, foreign, and independent movies. The cinema-savvy staff frequently bundles pictures into special repertory series—past programs have centered around a vast array of topics, ranging from tributes to Greta Garbo and Ingmar Bergman to a series of documentaries on Clark Gable's mustache. To bolster the cinematic experience, moviegoers snack on locally-made concessions including traditional box office candy as well as baked goods and beer.