Preview: What to look for at the Academy Awards Reply

By Paris Adams & Pavel Zlatin – 1851 Staff

Oscar West Newton

The West Newton Cinema on Washington Street is currently featuring a selection of Oscar nominated movies. Photo by Paris Adams

The 90th Academy Awards will be held on March 4. With the help of host Jimmy Kimmel, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be presenting the prestigious Oscar awards to the best films of 2017.

The Academy has been criticized in the past for lacking diversity and equality within the nomination categories, however this year’s nominations include a wonderfully diverse selection of artists of all genders and backgrounds.  More…

W. Newton Cinema: timeless for all Reply

The West Newton Cinema, located on Washington Street is an independently run theater showcasing independent films.  (Photo courtesy of cinematreasures.org)

The West Newton Cinema, located on Washington Street is an independently run theater showcasing independent films. (Photo courtesy of cinematreasures.org)

Michael Costa & Nick Chamis – 1851 Staff

Among the many hidden and obscure treasures that West Newton shelters, lies the little-known West Newton Cinema located on Washington Street. This cinema prides itself on showing films of a unique nature, referred to as independent or “indie” movies.

West Newton Cinema was initially built in 1937 and has been independently operated since 1978, when David Bramante acquired the cinema. As of now, the cinema holds six screening rooms and plans on adding another room. The building has been renovated since its opening, but still maintains a nostalgic, cozy style.

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