COVID-19 Update – List of MetroBoston closings and postponements

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Last updated 3/17 @ 6:10 PM

Well, the Boston Springs A Fethival season has pretty much been scuttled by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic spreading around the world.

Here’s what we know so far.

The following festivals and film series have either cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled:

Belmont World Film spring film series
Boston International Film Festival
Boston Turkish Film Festival
Boston Underground Film Festival
Chlotrudis Society For Independent Film Awards Dinner
The DocYard spring film series
Emerson Bright Lights film series
Global Cinema Festival of Boston (rescheduled May 1-3)
Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
MIT Film Series
Independent Film Festival Boston
Irish Film Festival (rescheduled November 19-22)
Salem Film Fest
Wicked Queer- The Boston LGBTQ+ FIlm Festival
Woods Hole Film Festival film series (resuming in May)

The last remaining festival,  ReelAbilities Boston Film Festival is going entirely online with this year’s selections via Vimeo, and you can register to see the films here.

Any other festivals that are postponing or cancelling, ANYWHERE in MA, please get in touch by emailing us at “webmaster (at)” so we can post the information and inform our readers and listeners. I am trying to keep track of everything via website, but it’s not always possible, and statements from the festivals themselves are always welcome. This also goes for any cinema or entertainment venue in MA as well – please get in touch if you are closing, changing hours, or any other virus-related change – our readers will appreciate knowing the current status.

The following movie theatres or film venues in the eCinemaBoston coverage area are CONFIRMED as closed until as noted or until further notice:

Apple Cinemas, Cambridge
Arclight Cinemas, ALL LOCATIONS
Brattle Theatre, Cambridge (through 4/2)
The Cabot, Beverly
Cameo Theatres, South Weymouth (through 4/5)
Cape Ann Community Cinema, Rockport (returning in April)
Cape Cinema, Dennis
CineMagic Theaters, ALL LOCATIONS (through 4/5)
CinemaSalem, Salem (through 3/31)
CinemaWorld, Fitchburg
Coolidge Corner Theater, Brookline (through 4/3)
Dedham Community Theatre, Dedham
East Bridgewater Cinema 5, East Bridgewater (through 4/5)
Entertainment Cinemas, ALL LOCATIONS
Fine Arts Theatre Place, Maynard
Flagship Cinemas, Wareham
Gardner Cinemas, Gardner
Gloucester Cinema, Gloucester (as of 1 PM 3/17)
Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Landmark Theatres, ALL LOCATIONS
Lexington Venue, Lexington
Luna Theater, Lowell (through 3/31)
Mill Wharf Cinemas, Scituate (through 4/5)
Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum Of Science, Boston/Cambridge
Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
New England Aquarium, Boston
Orpheum Theater, Chatham
Patriot Cinemas, ALL LOCATIONS
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
Regal Cinemas, ALL LOCATIONS
Regent Theatre, Arlington
Route One Cinema Pub, North Attleborough (through 4/7)
Showcase Cinemas, ALL LOCATIONS (through 4/7)
Showplace ICON, Boston Seaport
Strand Movie House and Grille, Clinton (through 4/10)
StudioCinema, Belmont (through 4/6)
Vision Max Cinemas, Salisbury (through 3/19)
West Newton Cinema, West Newton
Warwick Cinema, Marblehead
Waters Edge Cinema, Provincetown
West Boylston Cinemas, West Boylston (through 4/6)

With the confirmation of Flagship Cinemas in Wareham closing on their Facebook page, and the same noted for West Boylston Cinemas on their website, this means ALL MOVIE THEATERS in our coverage area are closed as of later this afternoon.

Checking throughout the state, MA Theaters or film venues outside the eCinemaBoston coverage area that are CONFIRMED as closed:

Athol Cinemas 8, Athol
Calvin Theatre, Northampton (through 4/7)
Capawock Theatre, Vineyard Haven (through4/1)
Edgartown Cinema 2, Edgartown
Garden CInemas, Greenfield (through 4/17)
Images Cinema, Williamstown (through 3/31)
Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, Vineyard Haven (through 4/1)
Picture Show @Southcoast Marketplace, Fall River
Plimouth Cinema, Plymouth
Strand Theatre, Oak Bluffs (through 4/1)
Tower Theaters, South Hadley (through 4/6)
Triplex Cinema, Great Barrington (through 4/5)
Wellfleet Cinemas, Wellfleet (through 5/1)

No closure notices have been posted by the following venues:

Agawam Cinemas, Agawam
Heritage Theatres, Sandwich
Kretchman’s Pub Cinema, Webster
North Adams Movieplex 8, North Adams

Theaters and venues from ANYWHERE IN MA, please get in touch with us at “webmaster (at)” if you are closing, changing hours, or any other virus-related change – our readers will appreciate knowing the current status – our readership is not limited to the Boston area and if you’re in MA, we will list your status here. Keeping theaters open is going to be more and more difficult  because of increasing restrictions and operations costs. Keep checking here with eCinemaBoston for the latest updates.

The following other entertainment and sports venues have closed until as noted or until further notice:

Agannis Arena, Boston (through 4/15)
Boston Public Library, ALL LOCATIONS
Boch Center Schubert Theater, Boston
Boch Center Wang Theater, Boston
Chevalier Theater, Medford (through 3/31)
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Laugh Boston, Boston Seaport
Lynn Auditorum, Lynn (through 4/29)
TD Garden, Boston (events through 3/25 and sports teams dates)
Wilbur Theatre, Boston (through 3/31)

The Boston Globe is providing an ongoing list of cancellations and closures for various food outlets in the Metro area –


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