Coolidge Corner Theatre expansion to open on March 27

The day we've all been waiting for has arrived! The doors to the expanded Coolidge will open to the public on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

From left to right: Moviehouse 5, new lobby, Moviehouse 6, Education and Community Engagement Center

While our historic marquee and theaters remain unchanged, we'll be unveiling 14,000 sq. ft. of new space, including:

  • Two new theaters (Moviehouse 5 with 145 seats and Moviehouse 6 with 49 seats)
  • An expanded lobby, featuring indoor ticketing and combined concessions and bar
  • An Education and Community Engagement Center for classes, private events, and more

The project completes the transformation of the beloved local institution into a leading national center for film and culture.

Beyond creating more spaces for screenings, the expansion will increase opportunities for educational and cultural programming, a core part of the organization's mission. The Coolidge recently hired its first-ever director of education, who will oversee the expansion of existing adult film education programs and the launch of a new youth education initiative.

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To celebrate this once-in-a-generation project, we've lined up fun giveaways, special screenings, open houses, and more! Read on to see what we've got in store.

Special Screenings

Be one of the first to see a movie on our two new screens! Both films will have multiple showtimes. The first films we'll be showing ever in the new space are:

Open Houses

Join us at one of these opportunities to see the new space completely free and open to the public (no tickets necessary):

  • Tuesday, March 26 from 2:00–4:00pm
  • Saturday, April 6 from 9:00–11:00am

Take your time wandering through our expansion and soaking it all in. We'll have plenty of staff on site to help you get oriented and to answer questions.

New Merch

Logo t-shirt

Since 1933, the Coolidge has been been showing the best classic, foreign, independent, and midnight cult films. As we enter a new era, we wanted to pay homage to our past with a commemorative Comfort Colors t-shirt that features our old logos since we first opened as a movie theater! These shirts (and other new merch, such as enamel pins) will be available for purchase at our concessions stand in the new lobby space.

This Week

  • The new centuries-spanning sci-fi romance from filmmaker Bertrand Bonello, starring Léa Seydoux and George MacKay. 

  • The new film from Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro) starring Josh O'Connor (God's Own Country).

    • Nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards, from director Wim Wenders. 

    • Denis Villeneuve's sequel to his Oscar winning adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller.

    • The new film from writer and director Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation), starring Kirsten Dunst.

    • A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy.

    • With an Oscar winning score by Hildur Guðnadóttir!

    • A special tribute documentary honoring Gene Wilder's life and career.

    • From Director Rose Glass comes an electric new love story.

    • The most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin and ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. 

    • A year in the life of a singular family.

    • Survival Rule #1: Cardio.

    • Andrew Scott brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

    • little darlings

      A screening in celebration of Cinématographe's newly restored Blu-ray release!

    • She's The Man

      Featuring an introduction by BAGLY Outreach and Engagement Coordinator Viola Dean.

    • A man will face his destiny. A hero will be revealed.

    • The Adventure Continues... with an Academy Award nominated score by John Williams.


    • David Bowie & Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed this film’s hypnotic score) star in this captivating, skewed World War II drama.