Boston Movie Times this site will give you show times for just about every theatre in the Boston metro area. Hint: The Boston Common 19 is the largest, nicest, and easiest to get to theatre if your taking the T from Harvard Square.
Brattle Theatre is a small theatre located in Harvard Square with one screen that specializes in an eclectic mix of foreign, arthouse, and "recent rave" films.
Capitol Theatre 204 Massachusetts Ave. Arlington (781) 648-4340. Hot Deal: matinees (weekdays before 6pm, excluding holidays) $4.75; evenings, weekends and holidays $6.50.
Coolidge Corner Theatre 290 Harvard St. Brookline. The Coolidge offers comfort, beauty and the chance to experience the best film and video programming around - from hot independents to classic revivals, to extraordinary selections of world cinema. Cost: $9.50; matinees $7.50 (check schedule for times).
Films at the MFA The MFA's Film Program features contemporary international cinema, restored classics, American independent films (including films by local artists), films showing for the first time in Boston, and retrospectives by international film artists. The Program also hosts a number of film festivals throughout the year, plus special screenings and films relating to special exhibitions. Cost: student tix run about $9-10 for single movies, but prices vary depending on film and event.
Harvard Film Archive located in the Carpenter Center, holds the largest collection of 35mm films in New England and regularly screens independent, international and silent films. Screenings Cost: $6 with Harvard ID.
Somerville Theatre 55 Davis Square Somerville (617) 625-5700. Hot Deal: matinees (weekdays before 6pm, excluding holidays) $4.00; evenings, weekends and holidays $6.50.
Blockbuster well known national chain with physical stores and a mail order option. Location closest to HDS: 1 Porter Square (617) 547-6006.
Hollywood Express 760 Massachusetts Ave. (617) 864-8400 and 1740 Massachusetts Ave. (617) 497-2001.
Knapp Video 120 Beacon St. Somerville (617) 497-4100.
Netflix well known national mail order video rental service.
Video Oasis 625 Cambridge St. Cambridge (617) 547-3740.
The Finer Things
American Repertory Theatre located in Harvard Square is Boston area's Tony-award winning professional theater.
Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Ave. Boston (617) 747-2261. Associated with the Berklee College of Music the Performance Center hosts over 200 events per year. Cost: Event tix typically run $5-10.
Boston Ballet the primary performing venue is the 3,600-seat Wang Theatre where the month-long production of The Nutcracker attracts an annual attendance of more than 120,000 people. It is the most widely attended ballet production in the world. Hot Deal: student rush tix are $20 with ID, available two hours prior to any performance, except The Nutcracker!
Boston Center for the Arts 539 Tremont St. Boston (617) 933-8600. The BCA is located in Boston's South End, the largest landmark district in the US. The BCA is a four acre non-profit performing and visual arts that seeks to connect artists to the community.
Boston Lyric Opera founded in 1976, BLO is recognized for its commitment to debuts featuring some of the world’s most exciting young singers, conductors, directors, and designers. The Company made history in September 2002 when Carmen on the Common played to 140,000 people in two evenings. Hot Deal: student tix are half price day of show with ID!
Boston Modern Orchestra Project Since its founding in 1996, BMOP has commissioned new works and re-discovered "classics" of the 20th century, infusing them with the emotion, humor, and urgency that have been hallmarks of the modern era and its music. Hot Deal: student tix run about $10 with ID!
Boston Musica Viva For 36 years, BMV has been one of this nation’s premiere contemporary chamber ensembles, performing the best of what’s new in music. Cost: varies by performance, but student tix run about $12.
Boston Philharmonic has released five CD's. Stravinsky's Rite of Spring was chosen by the New York Times as one of the ten most important musical events of 1992 and named as the top recording in the survey of the work by the British magazine Classic CD. Hot Deal: student rush tix are $8 day of performance with ID!
Boston Symphony Orchestra & Pops The BSO and Pops are one of the most respected symphony orchestras on the market. With a talented cast of players and beautifully constructed set lists, the Boston Symphony continues to impress and captive audiences. Hot Deal: rush tix for Tuesday and Thursday evening and Friday afternoon concerts during the BSO season are sold for $8 at the Cohen Wing entrance. Rush tickets to evening concerts go on sale at 5 pm, and rush tickets to afternoon concerts go on sale at 9 am.
Boston's Theatre District is a great place to see first run and off Broadway shows.
Handel & Hayden Society Horticultural Hall 300 Massachusetts Ave. Boston (617) 266-3605. The mission of the Handel and Haydn Society is to perform Baroque and Classical music for chorus and period-instrument orchestra at the highest level of artistic achievement. Founded as a choral society in 1815 by a group of Boston merchants, Handel and Haydn is among the oldest continuously performing arts organizations in the country.
New England Conservatory of Music NEC events are held at the NEC's Jordan Hall and various locations throughout the community (617) 585-1260. Hot Deal: unless otherwise noted all NEC events are free to the public!
Opera Boston is New England's most innovative opera company, named Best of Boston for eight consecutive years by the Boston Globe. Opera brings together music, theater, singing, costumes, drama, dance and visual arts in a multi-media event like no other. Hot Deal: student rush tix are $10, available 90 minutes before curtain with ID!