Movie Guide

Where to make your moviegoing an experience

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f you’ve been inside the Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center, you have no doubt been impressed. Opened in 1925 as the Metropolitan, it was modeled on a Louis XIV palace by designer Clarence Blackall, who also was the architect of the Copley Plaza Hotel. And here’s the surprise: It was built not to stage live dramas, but to show movies. There was a time when movie theaters were as much about the setting as they were about what was projected on their screens. Another secret: There are still a few of those around. So skip the megaplex and stick with us for some great places to see movies, where the experience is as important as the film.

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Where to learn a little something at the movies.
 

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Beer and wine with your popcorn? A cinema concession stand you’ll really like.
 

3


Sure, the stars take limos to the movies. But you can watch a movie from the back seat of a limo.
 

4


Where to see classic American and foreign films, cheap
 

5


How to go behind the scenes of Boston movie lore by minibus.
 

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Where to find one of the world’s largest collections of Hollywood memorabilia.
 

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How to join a club for people who like movies as much as you do.
 

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A movie theater with some unexpected extras
 

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