Save The Brattle!

The Brattle Theatre in Boston may be going out of business. It’s the oldest continually running art theatre in the country, it started running repertory films in 1953. Almost a decade ago, I saw The Seven Samurai there along with Mr. Arkadin, an almost impossible to find Orson Welles film. They’re being run out of business by the increasing cost of repertory prints, decreasing attendance and competition from Landmark’s nearby Kendall Square Cinema. Though it doesn’t really show rep films anymore, Landmark draws the same audience that would go to see old movies. The Brattle’s run by the non-profit Brattle Film Foundation and has been soliciting donations for the last month or so. Here is the story in the Boston Globe about it. And here is the Brattle’s website where you can make a donation.

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