With comfortable seating and stylish purple walls, Somerville Theater is an amazing place to catch the latest blockbusters to hit the big screen. Additionally, the Somerville Theater also hosts concerts and live music events featuring popular regional and international touring acts. A cafe and old-fashioned popcorn stand complete the nostalgic experience. It's no surprise that students and young professionals consider Davis Square such a hip locale.
There are more than 100 places to eat, shop and drink at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, also known as Quincy Market. French merchant Peter Faneuil gave the hall that precedes the marketplace to his adopted home of Boston in 1742. It has been called the Cradle of Liberty because of the number of revolutionaries and abolitionists who delivered important speeches here. The hall is now a tourist center and place to shop, but public meeting facilities are still available.
Built in 1910, Matthews Arena, located in the Northeastern University campus is one of the oldest ice hockey arenas in the world. The facility is home to the Northeastern Huskies, men's and women's ice hockey teams of the Northeastern University. With a capacity to accommodate 4,666 fans for ice-hockey fixtures, the arena has modern facilities for a thrilling experience. The arena is also the home to the basketball team of the Northeastern University. Apart from sports fixtures, Matthews Arena is also host to numerous other events like concerts.
Established in 1953, Brattle Theater plays host to an array of alternative film screenings, in addition to book readings and acoustic concerts. Their eclectic schedule features everything from Japanese animation and American classics, to indie and foreign series. Occasionally they organize film festivals and entertainment events like film noir, French cinema and Oscar winning movies. This is one of the few theaters in town showcasing double features.
One of the two primary venues within the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), this Harvard Square mainstay is popular for hosting local, national as well as international theatre performances, dance and cabaret acts on a nightly basis. Besides popular productions, the venue offers great opportunities for upcoming performing artists to showcase their talents. Dance and comedy to burlesque and aerial artists, visitors can expect a varied schedule throughout the year. Check website for upcoming events and more.
After opening its doors in 1928, Boston Opera House underwent a multimillion-dollar restoration process to become the opulent city landmark it is. Featuring shows like Les Miserables, Hairspray, The Nutcracker and the Tony award-winner The Lion King, this venue is not to be missed. Enjoy timeless classics, productions inspired by major motion pictures as well as comedy shows.
Harvard Film Archive is one of the best-kept secrets in Cambridge. Whether your tastes run to film festivals, classics, documentaries or horror movie screams, this is the place to go. The emphasis here is on foreign, obscure and classic films, so put on your tweed jacket, and be prepared for a bit of subtitled enlightenment. Special events include lectures by directors and local movie premieres.
Sanders Theater has seen its fair share of speakers, performers, and lectures in its many days at Harvard. With impressive acoustics and a semi-circle design, it is able to accommodate up to 1,166 guests while still maintaining an intimate atmosphere. A member of the League of Historic American Theaters, it has been graced by speakers ranging from Winston Churchill to Martin Luther King Jr, and today it often functions as a concert and lecture hall. Many world-renowned professional groups, such as the Boston Philharmonic, perform here on a regular basis. Though the theater is not normally open to the public, try to get a ticket to one of the performances, as it is truly a magnificent building.