BROOKLINE, MA – The Coolidge Corner Theater has announced the first lineup of its 2022 Big Screen Classics series, Groundbreaking Films, which coincides with the unveiling of its $ 12.5 million expansion plan.
The series kicks off Monday January 10 with a 70mm screening of Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A
Space odyssey, which remains one of the most influential films of all time. The week of January 17, the theater will screen the rarely seen by Kathleen Collins Lose ground, one of the first feature films directed by an African-American woman.
Other films in the series include Wong Kar Wai’s emotionally raw gay romance, Happy together, the epic biopic of Spike Lee Malcolm X, Akira Kurosawa’s gripping psychological thriller Rashomon, and the sporting romance of Gina Price-Bythewood Love and basketball.
âIn addition to representing some of the best and most innovative films of the last century,
these titles are all going to be fantastic on our big screen, “said the director of Special
Programming by Mark Anastasio in a statement. “They are the perfect way to celebrate our revolutionary expansion and to amplify some of cinema’s most essential voices – and in some cases, under-represented.”
In June 2021, the cinema announced The Campaign for the Coolidge, a $ 12.5 million expansion project that will add 14,000 square feet to the existing building, including two new state-of-the-art screens and a new education and community engagement center. Construction began in November 2021 and is expected to take 12 to 13 months.
All Groundbreaking Films screenings will take place at 7 p.m. To view the full list of films or to purchase tickets, click here.
The Coolidge continues to require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test from all participants. Masks are mandatory upon entry and must remain in place unless you eat or drink while seated. More information on theater COVID-19 health and safety guidelines available here.