Harvard SquareDespite being a busy city, Boston, Massachusetts still manages to retain a lot of unique landmarks and sights that help define its culture and set it apart from other cities. Local movie theaters are a key part of this identity. Despite the way companies in all fields are consolidating to stay afloat, independent movie houses remain part of Boston's charm.

Here are three of the most popular movie houses enjoyed by tourists and residents alike:

The Brattle Theatre
, Harvard Square - For all art-house and foreign features, the Brattle is the place to go. Opened during the Victorian era, the Brattle started out as a vaudeville venue. With the turn of the century and the rise of film, the theater eventually redfined itself and found its niche as a place to screen foreign pictures in 1953. It's owners screened the German movie Der Hauptmann von Kopenick (The Captain from Kopenick), and the Brattle has been known as quaint place to see lesser-known movies ever since.
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