Centers And Squares
Welcome to Centers and Squares
As a Cambridge real estate agent, the city squares of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and the town centers of Arlington, Watertown and Belmont, Massachusetts are my home turf. And as a lifelong New Englander who’s lived within twenty miles of Boston most of my life, I can introduce you to other nearby towns as we search for your new home. If you’re planning to sell your home in Cambridge, MA or nearby you’ll find plenty of info about the home selling process here too. Questions? Send me an email or call me at 617-504-1737.
A number of movies have been filmed in Cambridge Massachusetts. It’s always fun to see familiar buildings or favorite locations on the big screen. The older the film the more fun it is too see vintage Cambridge street scenes.
Paul Sherman’s book Big Screen Boston is the best source for information about movies filmed in Massachusetts and the source for most of the info in this post. It’s an exhaustive reference for Massachusetts movie lovers with lots more detail about local scenes in the movies and a must have for your bookshelf.
Movies Filmed In Cambridge
If you want to host a Filmed In Cambridge Film Fest here are some movies with Cambridge scenes:
Between the Lines (1977) My favorite of the bunch, this movie about an independent weekly based on The Real Paper has some great local scenes including the Suffolk Franklin Savings Bank in Copley Square where I once worked. There are a number of Cambridge locales too including Harvard Square and Cheapo Records in Central Square.
Blown Away (1994) was set in Boston but there are some Cambridge cameos including the Harvard-Epworth Church and MIT
The Bostonians (1984) This Merchant Ivory film includes two Cambridge houses as homes to characters in the film – the Longfellow House and a house on Pemberton Street in North Cambridge.
The Dark End of the Street (1981) Set in the Cambridge projects this movie was young Ben Affleck’s debut film.
The Dozens (1980) was an indie film about a female ex-con set in Cambridge. I like the earlier movies for glimpses of the Cambridge I remember or never knew.
Gone Baby Gone (2007) was Cambridge’s own Ben Affleck’s directorial debut. Mount Auburn Cemetery makes an appearance.
Good Will Hunting (1997) Cambridge born Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s film has Harvard Square scenes. Remember The Tasty?
The Good Mother (1988) is based on local author Sue Miller’s novel of the same name and includes scenes in Harvard Square and at the 1369 Club.
Harvard Man (2001) Given the title, it’s not surprising that there are a number of Cambridge locales in this movie.
Love Story (1970) is perhaps the most well known Cambridge-based movie. Though Sherman doesn’t mention it I’ve always heard that the building pictured above is featured in the movie. Guess it’s time to rent it again to check.
A Small Circle of Friends (1980) has scenes at Harvard and at the Orson Welles Cinema.
So – rent some movies, break out the popcorn, and enjoy some Cambridge flashbacks on film.