Unimpressed with the five movie options presented at our local AMC Loews theater? Want to escape “The Social Network” for a little while this weekend? Just 20 minutes from the Square you’ll find the Coolidge Corner Theater, Boston’s “Not-For-Profit Independent Theater.” The theater shows a variety of documentaries and classics, as well as foreign and independent films. Originally built as a church in 1906, the building has evolved into an Art Deco temple for film and the arts. Even a movie-goer with the most particular of tastes will find something to love among their offerings, from the “After Midnite” late-night horror flicks to the “Sounds of Silents” program that screens rare silent films. The $9.95 ticket gives you access to a plush red chair inside a massive hall adorned in gold, and the thrill of watching those red velvet curtains slide open.
290 Harvard St., Brookline. Coolidge Corner (Green).