Coolidge Corner Theatre

Brookline, MA
Architecture (renovation + new addition)
Theater, community center
14,000 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, Nickle Cheung, Matthew Hayes, Shuang Chen

"The Coolidge" is a beloved neighborhood theater for independent film lovers, and one of Boston's few remaining art deco movie theaters. The new 14,000 square foot expansion adds two additional theaters, a community space, and a new lobby. These components synthesize with the existing lobby and building to create a simple flow between the two.

The new theater addition extends 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.