MA – Worlds Collide Signing

Actor/author Chris Colfer, star of Glee, appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday July 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM to present WORLDS COLLIDE, the latest novel in his Land of Stories series!

Click HERE to buy tickets.

New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer returns on tour for the sixth and final book in The Land of Stories series! Join us for an interactive event that will include: a reading from Chris, audience QA, The Land of Stories Trivia, a costume contest, and prizes. This is a ticketed event, and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

Books available from Brookline Booksmith

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – The Discovery Screening

Director/Co-writer Charlie McDowell and actor Jason Segel appear in person for a Q&A after a screening of THE DISCOVERY on Tuesday March 21st at 7:30 PM.

What would you do if there was proof of an afterlife? The answer to this question is rivetingly explored in THE DISCOVERY, where world-renowned physicist Doctor Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) is able to scientifically prove the existence of an afterlife—but with dire consequences. His estranged son, Will (Jason Segel), tries to confront the situation by returning to the New England–esque island where he grew up. He crosses paths with Isla (Rooney Mara), who’s returning to the island for mysterious reasons of her own. The tale unfolds over the ensuing days as the regret of past choices forces these lost characters to reflect on how they’ve gotten to where they are.

Director/co-writer Charlie McDowell (THE ONE I LOVE) returns with another metaphysical thriller that uses a fascinating premise as a launching point to explore complex issues in a deftly absorbing fashion. Enlisting a world-class cast who use their unique qualities to infuse humor and humanity, THE DISCOVERY plays to both the head and the heart.

  • Admission is FREE
  • Passes are required. Download and print your pass. (Adobe Acrobat is required to open and print the pass.)
  • Please arrive early. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is NOT guaranteed. Theatre is not responsible for seating over capacity.
  • Presented by IFF Boston

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – Reading Without Walls Signing

Gene Luen Yang appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday April 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM!

Celebrated graphic novelist and National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang discusses Reading Without Walls, a new reading initiative for kids that encourages kids to get out of their comfort zone and explore the world through books. Signing will follow at the Brookline Booksmith.  This event is co-hosted by the Brookline Booksmith and the Public Library of Brookline.

About Gene Yang:
Gene Yang is the cartoonist behind books including the Printz-Award-winning American Born Chinese, as well as Boxers & Saints, The Eternal Smile, Prime Baby, and Animal Crackers. He is the co-creator of The Shadow Hero with Sonny Liew, and Secret Coders with Mike Holmes, and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman. Gene Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Event Guidelines:

  • Tickets are $5
  • Tickets may be purchased online, in-store, or over the phone
  • The line at the theatre will form promptly at 5:30pm
  • Gene’s presentation at the theatre will last an hour
  • He will follow with a signing, to take place at Brookline Booksmith
  • Several of Gene’s books will be available for purchase and signing at the Booksmith
  • You are not required to purchase a book in order to join the signing line

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – Moonglow Signing

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Author Michael Chabon presents his new novel MOONGLOW at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Monday November 28, 2016 at 6:00 PM. Tickets available at the link… from Brookline Booksmith.

Following on the heels of his New York Times-bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers, Moonglow the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as “my grandfather.” It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry. It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination. Moonglow is Chabon at his most moving and inventive.

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – An Evening w/ Jane Fonda

000000-jane_eveningThe Coolidge Corner Theatre will honor Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winning actress Jane Fonda with the Coolidge Award on Sunday, January 31, recognizing her indelible impact on film and American culture. At noon Ms. Fonda will introduce her newest film Youth, for which she has received a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe nomination, and join following the screening for a Q&A. Then she will appear for an in-depth discussion of her life and career, moderated by Boston Public Radio host Margery Eagan. Further details and tickets are available at the link.

About Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda began her film career in the early 1960s and quickly established herself as a world-renowned film star. By the end of the sixties she had garnered several accolades, including Golden Globe “Best Actress” nominations for her roles in Period of Adjustment (1962), Cat Ballou (1965), Any Wednesday (1966), and They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969), for which she also received an Oscar nomination. In 1971 she won her first Oscar for “Best Actress” in Klute, and in 1978 received her second Oscar for Coming Home. To date, her prolific career boasts stellar performances in over 40 films, including Julia (1977), The China Syndrome (1979), Nine to Five (1980), On Golden Pond (1981), The Morning After (1986), and Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013). Currently, Fonda is featured in the Netflix series Gracie and Frankie (also credited as Executive Producer), and most recently in the critically acclaimed Youth.

In addition to her dynamic acting career, Fonda is also known as a bestselling author (My Life So Far, Being a Teen, Prime Time) and a passionate social change activist. Since her early anti-war activity in the 1960s, which has continued through the past half century, Fonda has also advocated for environmentalism, the feminist movement, and teen health and empowerment. She is a co-founder and board member (along with Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan) of Women’s Media Center, a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that women are well-represented at all levels in the media. Additionally, she is a co-founder and board member of Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential (GCAPP), the Jane Fonda Center at Emory University, and the Thomasville Community Resource Center. All three community-based organizations serve youth and families in the areas of health and education.

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – Felicia Day Signing

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Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM for a reading of her new book! A signing follows at Brookline Booksmith.

Press Release:

When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids. The internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth—finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Now Felicia’s world is filled with creativity, video games, and a dash of feminist activism—just like her memoir. Showcasing Felicia’s hilarious and unique voice, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now—even for a digital misfit.

This event will take place at the Coolidge Corner Theatre and requires tickets, which are $5 each, or free with the purchase of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) from Brookline Booksmith. After the reading, a book signing will take place at Brookline Booksmith, and all are welcome to attend.

Tickets available at the link! Tickets are SOLD OUT for this event but there will be a standby line at the theater and a free signing afterwards at the store!

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – Carsick Signing

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jw-carsickDirector/author John Waters appears in conversation with James Parker of The Atlantic Magazine to discuss Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America on Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:00pm!

John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads “I’m Not Psycho,” he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash? Laced with subversive humor and warm intelligence, Carsick is an unforgettable vacation with a wickedly funny companion–and a celebration of America’s weird, astonishing, and generous citizenry.

Tickets for this event are $5 and can be purchased by calling the store at 617.566.6660 or ordering online at the link…

Please note that this event will not be followed by a free signing at Brookline Booksmith. The signing will take place at the Coolidge Corner theater and is only open to ticket holders.

This event will take place at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Tickets are $5 each, or free with the purchase of Frank from Brookline Booksmith. To purchase tickets, call 617.566.6660 or visit brooklinebooksmith.com

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – Adult Beginners Screening

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Comedian Nick Kroll appears in person to speak about the film following this screening on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm.

Get tickets at the link…

About the movie:

A young, hipster entrepreneur (Nick Kroll) crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch.

With his entire life in disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister (Rose Byrne), brother-in-law (Bobby Cannavale) and three year-old nephew in the suburbs, only to become their manny. Faced with real responsibility, he may finally have to grow up, but not without some bad behavior first.

Coolidge Corner Theatre 
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – Joe Perry Signing

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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry appears to present his new memoir on Thursday, October 9 at 6:00 pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre

Press Release:

In the tradition of the mega-bestseller Life by Keith Richards, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry opens up for the first time about the wild, inside story of his life in the legendary band he cofounded in 1970—which is still going strong today. In Rocks, Joe Perry exposes his unrepentant, unbridled life as the lead guitarist of Aerosmith. He delves deep into his volatile, profound, and enduring relationship with singer Steve Tyler and reveals the real people behind the larger-than-life rock-gods on stage. The nearly five-decade saga of Aerosmith is epic, at once a study in brotherhood and solitude that plays out on the killing fields of rock and roll.

Tickets are $35 each and include one copy of Rocks on sale at the link. Joe Perry will only sign copies of Rocks purchased at Brookline Booksmith.

Coolidge Corner Theatre 
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – Under the Skin Screening

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Director Jonathan Glazer appears in person for a screening of UNDER THE SKIN with a Q&A immediately following on Wednesday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm. Courtesy of IFF Boston

** Admission is FREE **

NOTE: Passes are required. Download and print your pass

(Adobe Acrobat is required to open and print the pass.)

Please arrive early. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is NOT guaranteed.
Theatre is not responsible for seating over capacity.

IFFBoston members obtaining a pass get priority seating until 6:45pm. After this point, access to the theatre will be released to the public.

From visionary director Jonathan Glazer (SEXY BEAST, BIRTH) comes a stunning career transformation, a masterpiece of existential science fiction that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial—or something in between. A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Scarlett Johansson) combs the highways in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again.

Based on the novel by Michel Faber (The Crimson Petal and the White), UNDER THE SKIN examines human experience from the perspective of an unforgettable heroine who grows too comfortable in her borrowed skin, until she is abducted into humanity with devastating results.

Coolidge Corner Theatre 
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

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