Coolidge Corner Theater

Location:
Brookline, MA
Scope:
Architecture (renovation + new addition)
Program:
Theater, community center
Area:
12,000 sf
Credit List:
Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Eric Höweler, J. Meejin Yoon, Jonathan Fournier, Caroline Shannon, Namjoo Kim, Karl Heckman, Elle Gerdeman, Daniel Fougere, Pak Cheun Chan, David Hamm, Sungwoo Jang, Caleb Hawkins
Year:
2020

"The Coolidge" is a beloved neighborhood theater for independent film lovers, and one of Boston's few remaining art deco movie theaters. The Coolidge is planning a 12,000 square foot expansion to add two additional theaters, a community space, and a new lobby. These components will synthesize with the existing lobby and building to create a simple flow between the two.

The new theater addition will extend the venue with a contemporary structure that translates the original art deco vocabulary into a contemporary architectural expression in order to produce a new, very Coolidge, synthetic whole.