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Cemetery Cinema: Wings of Desire & The Royal Tenenbaums


The Coolidge is thrilled to partner again with the Friends of Mount Auburn for an outdoor double feature! This unique event, known as "Cemetery Cinema" will take place at sunset on Thursday, September 26 at the historic and beautiful Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Wim Wenders's classic tale of an Angel in love, Wings of Desire will begin the evening, followed by Wes Anderson's story of a family coming together after their patriarch reveals that he is dying (or is he?) in The Royal Tenenbaums.

Plus: come in costume as your favorite Tenenbaum and you'll be entered to win a copy of the new card game Cinephile! It's the ultimate card game for film nerds, movie geeks, and cinephiles.

Mount Auburn Cemetery is located at 580 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge. Parking will be available at the cemetery and light concessions will be sold. Chairs, blankets, and snacks are encouraged, but no alcohol please. The cemetery is an active burial place and a sacred site to mourners. Please keep this in mind as you set up your seating space and refrain from touching or leaning against any of the monuments or headstones.

About Mount Auburn Cemetery

Founded in 1831 as America’s first landscaped cemetery, Mount Auburn Cemetery is a place of exquisite horticultural beauty and cultural importance. A National Historic Landmark, its renowned landscape inspired the creation of the nation’s public parks. Still an active burial place, Mount Auburn Cemetery also provides comfort and solace to countless families, with hundreds of burials and cremations taking place annually. The Friends of Mount Auburn, the Cemetery’s non-profit education trust, offers more than 100 public programs each year to celebrate Mount Auburn’s many facets and raises funds to support the preservation of this national treasure. For more information visit

Additional support is provided by Boston Light & Sound

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2hrs 8mins

Wim Wenders's poetic tale of an angel who dreams of becoming mortal when he falls in love with a human.

The Royal Tenenbaums
1hr 50mins

Launching his career from indie darling to one of the most visionary auteurs in the business, The Royal Tenenbaums is peak Wes Anderson, introducing the world to his whimsical symmetry, stylized character studies, iconic soundtracks, and use of the font Futura.​