Coolidge Corner Theatre

290 Harvard Street,
Brookline, MA 02446

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ancrod on September 10, 2005 at 9:59 am

Here you go, a direct link to my recent Coolidge Corner Theater photo.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on September 9, 2005 at 9:46 am

I don’t see any photo there. It says I have to join Webshots to see anything.

ancrod on September 9, 2005 at 9:44 am

On a recent trip to Boston I took an evening photo of the Coolidge capturing the nice Art Deco lighting features of this beautiful theater.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 12, 2005 at 2:53 pm

Here is a photo of the Coolidge showing their marquee (and building windows) promoting their current 3-D Festival. I saw a wonderful print of the M.G.M. musical “Kiss Me Kate” today. I hadn’t seen it in 3-D since 1954, the year it was made. The audience was most appreciative, from the sound of the appplause. Films in the series include “House of Wax,” “The Mad Magician,” “Miss Sadie Thompson,” “Gorilla at Large” and more.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on April 1, 2005 at 8:14 pm

The first sentence of the description needs to be corrected. Brookline is not a ‘Boston neighborhood’; it is a separate town. I’d change ‘neighborhood’ to ‘suburb’.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 13, 2004 at 6:43 am

The architect of the Coolidge Corner Theatre was Ernest Haywood. It was not built in 1933 (as stated in the opening introduction notes above), but was converted in that year from a former Beacon Universalist Church (a Romanesque revival edifice) which was built in 1906.

Originally seating 1,274, the main auditorium now seats 600, the screen in the former balcony seats 250 and the small screening room seats 45.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on March 23, 2004 at 7:44 pm

This theatre has dependably excellent projection and 70mm capability in the large auditorium, and they sporadically do revival series of selected films in 70mm. Memory: as a teenager in 1960 I went to the Coolidge Corner for the first time ever to see Francois Truffaut’s THE 400 BLOWS. It made an indelible impression on me. It’s a shame that the original entrance and part of the lobby were turned into a commercial space, so that one has to go in through a thoroughly banal-looking side entrance carved out of a wall. Uggh!

RobertR on February 17, 2004 at 8:31 am

Another treasure that should live forever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 23, 2004 at 8:18 pm

The Coolidge now has a small video screening room in addition to the two cinema screens.

William on November 20, 2003 at 2:21 pm

The Coolidge Theatre as a single screen theatre once seated 1274 people as of 1955.

ganderson on March 20, 2001 at 6:31 pm

I called the Coolidge Theatre and was told the seating is 600…

Cathy on March 2, 2001 at 3:27 pm

Address: 250 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA
office phone: 617-734-2501
recorded info: 617-734-2500