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Down off the C line in the middle of Coolidge Corner in Brookline lie perhaps greater Boston’s most versatile and widely appealing movie theater. If you haven’t ever found yourself sitting inside the Coolidge Corner Theatre enjoying a Pabst Blue Ribbon then, well, you’re kind of lame.
But you can change that! All summer long, the Coolidge Corner Theatre has been showing some of the greatest films ever made in its “Big Screen Classics” series. So far, they’ve shown Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights,” Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb” and Steven Speilberg’s “Jurassic Park,” among many others each Monday night at 7:00PM.
And the best is yet to come. This month of August, the schedule is sensational:
Monday, July 30th: Billy Wilder’s “The Apartment” (1960)
Monday, August 6th: Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” (1979)
Monday, August 13th: Joel Coen’s “The Big Lebowski” (1998)
Monday, August 20th: Sam Peckinpah’s “The Wild Bunch” (1969)
Monday, August 27th: Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs” (1992)
Let me just say that I’ve seen each one of these films – multiple times for that matter – and that I can vouch for each one’s amazingness. If you’re into diversity and shit, it doesn’t get more diverse than this. What you have in these five films is a hilarious comedy in “The Apartment,” perhaps Woody Allen’s greatest work in “Manhattan,” a stoner cult classic in “The Big Lebowski,” a bloody western in “The Wild Bunch” and maybe the greatest directorial debut of all time in “Reservoir Dogs.”
Seriously, though; I know y’all aren’t doing too much on summer Monday nights unless you took the day off and went to the beach, and even if you did, I’m sure you can make it back to Brookline for one (or a few, or all) of these screenings.
Here is the link to the official “Big Screen Classics” page, taking place at:
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
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