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Somerville Theatre has 5 auditoriums. All are fully accessible via elevator.
The Main Theatre
The Main Theatre is the original 1914 auditorium with 900 seats split between the ORCHESTRA and a BALCONY (which for seating purposes we divide into MEZZANINE and UPPER BALCONY).
The movie screen in the main theater is approximately 30 X 14. At this time, the main theater only features mono sound but they are planning an upgrade in the next few years.
The orchestra seats are modern and comfortable. The seats in our balcony are the originals from 1914, so patrons over 59 might not find them as spacious as the orchestra seats (though if you do like sitting upstairs and are tall, we suggest Rows AA or HH which have more leg room).
Our 4 other cinemas were built in 1997-98 and are modern and stylish, featuring our signature owl light sconces.
Cinema 2 is located in the basement and seats 126 people. The screen size is approximately (18' x 12').
Cinema 3 is also located in the basement and seats 188 people. This auditorium features Dolby Surround Stereo and the screen size is approximately (25' x 15').
Cinema 4 is located on the second floor and seats 116 people. The screen size is approximately (18' x 12').
Cinema 5 is located on the second floor and seats 190 people. This auditorium features Dolby Surround Stereo and the screen size is approximately (25' x 15').
Our 35mm film projectors are serviced regularly by BOSTON LIGHT & SOUND to ensure the best presentation possible with our equipment. Our projectionists are licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and are members of the I.A.T.S.E. Local 182.
Our box office for live events is open from 3:00pm to 9:00pm every day.
We pride ourselves at the Somerville Theatre on our low ticket prices and concession prices that are less than the other theaters in the Boston area. For our regularly scheduled movies, prices are as follow:
Weekdays before 6:00pm (EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS)
All seats: $5.00
Evenings, Weekends and Holidays
Seniors OVer 62: $5.00
Children Under 12 (before 6:00pm) $5.00 (No children's rate after 6:00pm)
Students wth a valid I.D. $6.50
The box office is CASH ONLY. They do not take checks or credit cards at this time.
Please note that ticket prices for live or special events are not set by the theater management and may differ from these rates.
55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02144 map
Phone: (617) 625-5700
We highly recommend taking PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION when you visit the theater. The subway station is literally NEXT DOOR to the theater. Just take the MBTA RED LINE Rapid Transit route to DAVIS.
For those of you driving, we recommend that you drive to ALEWIFE station in nearby Cambridge, located at the intersections of Routes 2 and 16, and park in the spacious, safe, and cheap garage located above the station. Then, all you have to do is catch any train just ONE STOP to DAVIS station and youll be here, quick and easy!
For those of you who just love to drive in the city: AREA MAP
DAVIS SQUARE is located at the intersection of COLLEGE AVE., HIGHLAND AVE., ELM ST. and HOLLAND ST. in West Somerville.
From I-90/Mass Pike traveling EAST:
Follow I-90/Mass Pike East to I-93 North
(Continue with I-93 NORTH directions below)
From I-93 traveling NORTH:
Take the Rt. 16 ARLINGTON exit. Follow Rt. 16 West for about two miles until you come to an intersection called BROADWAY (a Foodmaster Supermarket is on the corner). Take a LEFT onto Broadway and follow through two sets of lights. At the third set of lights at TEELE SQUARE, take a RIGHT onto HOLLAND ST. Follow Holland St. into DAVIS SQUARE. The theater is located on the right next to the T station.
From I-93 traveling SOUTH:
Take the Rt. 16 REVERE exit. At the end of the ramp, take a RIGHT. Follow the road until you come to a rotary called POWDERHOUSE CIRCLE. Follow signs onto COLLEGE AVE. to DAVIS SQUARE. The theater is located on your right next to the T station.
From HARVARD SQUARE/MASS. AVE.:
Travel WEST on Mass. Ave. toward Porter Square/Arlington. Five blocks past Porter Square, take a RIGHT onto RUSSELL ST. At the end of Russell St. take a LEFT onto HIGHLAND AVE. Follow Highland Ave. into DAVIS SQUARE. The theater is straight ahead.
From I-95/Rt. 128 (North or South):
Follow I-95/Rt.128 to ROUTE 2 EAST Boston/Cambridge exit.
(Continue with ROUTE 2 East directions below)
From ROUTE 2 traveling EAST:
Follow Rt. 2 EAST until the lanes merge into two lanes and you come to two sets of traffic lights. Go through the traffic lights on the LEFT following Rt. 16 EAST. You will come to the MASS. AVE. intersection. Cross Mass. Ave. You will come to a second intersection called BROADWAY. Take a RIGHT onto Broadway and follow through two sets of traffic lights. At the third set of lights at TEELE SQUARE, take a RIGHT onto HOLLAND ST. Follow Holland St. into DAVIS SQUARE. The theater is located on your right next to the T station.
Metered spaces in city-owned lots (as opposed to actual metered street parking) require paying the meter until 8:00pm, whereas spaces on the street end at 6:00pm.
Metered Spaces are located throughout the Davis Square area on the main and side streets.
Metered Spaces before 6pm Monday Saturday are approximately 1.00/hour.
Metered Parking Space Info
A Metered Parking Lot is located on Dover St., two blocks from the theater.
DO NOT PARK IN THE UNDERGROUND LOT BEHIND THE HARVARD VANGUARD BUILDING: IT IS NOT PUBLIC!!!! YOUR CAR WILL GET LOCKED IN AT NIGHT!!! (Though you can park in the ABOVE GROUND LOT)
- Please note that children under the age of 8 are not allowed in movies beginning after 6:00p.m. and that all children attending matinees must remain quiet or leave if they cannot keep quiet. Audiences do not like to pay to hear children make noise!
- The box office is CASH ONLY. They do not take checks or credit cards at this time.
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