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Address: 255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2956
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Old School Theater

Really enjoyed our visit here. Great place to see a movie, good small selection of films, nice people. The building is old and that's part of this theater's charm, but it could... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
skgbos
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New York
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New York
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401 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. Great place to see a movie, good small selection of films, nice people. The building is old and that's part of this theater's charm, but it could also use some updates. Nevertheless a fun place!

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Medford, Massachusetts
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213 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Very cozy & boasts some of the most affordable tickets in the city! Plus they have a lot of great deals for snacks. I love going here to see a movie because it has a short of old Hollywood local feel to it!

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Thank Jgraves700
Melrose, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The Somerville theatre is a refreshing, fun throwback to what movie theaters were before the chain cookie cutter theaters. To experince any movie ( even if you have already seen it! ) in the main theater is to see a venue that was made for a true cinematic experience. The main theater also has an original 70mm projector for old... More 

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Thank rastaman0747
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83 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Great location, fun atmosphere, and good selection of shows. We recently moved to the area and were dying of the heat in our house so thought we should find a fun place with AC. We were pleasantly surprised and will definitely come back! I may actually start seeing movies again

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Thank Sarah A
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76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

We went to see a five-person company perform A Midsummer's Night's Dream in the basement theater. Just one actor was "drunk", but that gives you a flavor of the silly way they performed one of the bard's classic comedies. The players often broke the fourth wall and ad-libbed in modern dialog. The hour-long show just hit the highlights with a... More 

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San Diego, California
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151 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

The Davis Square Theater used to be just one theater space. It still has the main auditorium, but they've added movie theaters in the back and upstairs. The main theater is usually reserved for new releases and live concerts and shows. The acoustics are still great in there. They serve the standard fare of movie treats but also have the... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

There aren't many movie theaters like this left in the world! It so reminded me of neighborhood theaters I remember from the '50's and '60's -- the ornate decorations, the plush padded seats (all of which recline), the curtained screen, even a balcony and side boxes. My husband and I went for a matinee performance last month, and we were... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Just like the Avon in Providence except cheaper and in a hipper location... Davis Square. Oh, and with current movies...

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Wonderful theater that shows both new and almost new movies at discounted prices, plus they have live music. Serves beer, good popcorn and great ice cream. Don't miss the Bad Art museum downstairs.

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Thank linkru43
Somerville, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Somerville Theater is a great place to catch a movie or live performance ("The Slutcracker" burlesque show in December is always a riot). The Museum of Bad Art in the basement is hilarious and excellent. The theater serves beer and ice cream, as well as the usual candy & popcorn concession fare. They don't give student discounts, but their... More 

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