Current Theater Statuses as of August 1 2021

Last updated August 1 2021

A lot of theaters and theater chains did NOT make it through the pandemic unscathed, and this will be a weekly attempt to get everything up to date on the local Boston Metro and Massachusetts situation. Boston has actually been fairly lucky as most area theaters (though not several national chains in the area) were able to make it through, and most have now reopened, with the exceptions listed below.

Here is the current status for the movie theatres or film venues in the eCinemaBoston coverage area as of August 1 2021 (* – updated from last posting):

AMC Theatres – open
Apple Cinemas, Cambridge – open
Arclight Cinemas – Permanently closed
Brattle Theatre, Cambridge – open, also operating virtual cinema
The Cabot, Beverly – open
Cameo Theatres, South Weymouth – open
Cape Ann Community Cinema, Rockport – remains closed, operating virtual cinema
Cape Cinema, Dennis – open
CineMagic Theaters, ALL LOCATIONS – Patch.Com reporting that the chain has been acquired by Apple Cinemas, reopening fall 2021
CinemaSalem, Salem – reopened under new ownership March 2021
CinemaWorld, Fitchburg – Open
*Coolidge Corner Theater, Brookline – open
Dedham Community Theatre, Dedham – open
East Bridgewater Cinema 5, East Bridgewater  – open
Entertainment Cinemas – all MA locations open
Fine Arts Theatre Place, Maynard – no indication about plans to reopen, no permanent closing announced
Flagship Cinemas, Wareham – open
Gardner Cinemas, Gardner – open
Gloucester Cinema, Gloucester – open
Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge – remaining closed until Spring 2022 , operating virtual cinema
Jordan’s IMAX, ALL LOCATIONS – remain closed
Landmark Theatres – both Cambridge and Waltham are open
Lexington Venue, Lexington – open
Luna Theater, Lowell – reopening scheduled for September 2021
Majestic 7 @ Arsenal Yards, Watertown  – open
Mill Wharf Cinemas, Scituate – currently remains closed for remodeling
Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston – open but films presently suspended
Museum Of Science, Boston/Cambridge – OmniMax and 4-D Theaters are open
Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport – open and also operating virtual cinema
New England Aquarium, Boston – Simons Imax is presently open
O’Neil Cinemas, ALL LOCATIONS – open
Orpheum Theater, Chatham – open
Patriot Cinemas, ALL LOCATIONS – open
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem – no screenings scheduled
Regal Cinemas – all locations open
Regent Theatre, Arlington – open
Route One Cinema Pub, North Attleborough – currently closed
Showcase Cinemas, ALL LOCATIONS – currently open; Showcase Revere closed permanently Dec 19 2020, Showcase Worcester North closed permanently June 2021
Showplace ICON, Boston Seaport – Permanently closed
Strand Movie House and Grille, Clinton – open
StudioCinema, Belmont – permanently closed September 2020
Vision Max Cinemas, Salisbury – open
West Newton Cinema, West Newton – open
Warwick Cinema, Marblehead – open
Waters Edge Cinema, Provincetown – open
West Boylston Cinemas, West Boylston – open

Theaters and venues from ANYWHERE IN MA, please get in touch with us at “webmaster (at)” and let us know your present status and plans –  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.