Off the Green Line: Coolidge Corner
October 6, 2015
Wentworth’s urban location offers a plethora of fun opportunities for students. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line, located right in front of campus, gives students access to a wide range of destinations around the city. The “Off the Green Line” series maps out some of the traditional, as well as some of the unconventional, places to see around Boston.
In this edition, we head to neighboring Brookline to see what the Coolidge Corner area has to offer.
Coolidge Corner Theatre
Originally built as a Universalist church in 1906, this Boston landmark has been a hub for art and culture since 1933 when it was redesigned as an Art Deco movie palace, becoming the community’s first theatre in the process. Coolidge Corner Theatre—commonly referred to as “The Coolidge”—offers a unique movie experience with homemade concession and a movie lineup including independent films, blockbuster hits, and the occasional midnight screening of older classics.
Knight Moves Cafe
Knight Moves Café is one of the most unique spots in all of Boston. In addition to the usual coffee shop offerings, this spot doubles as an independent board game café. Pay a fee of $5 to $10 and enjoy unlimited games for that day. Over 1,000 games reside in their collection and you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll enjoy.
Located right next to the Coolidge Corner Theatre, Paris Creperie is another essential stop when visiting the area. While the owner, Charles Silverston, was visiting Paris, he fell in love with crepes, a staple of Parisian street food. Silverston decided to bring the tradition home to Coolidge Corner in 2001. The menu consists entirely of crepes, but the possibilities are endless. They offer both savory and sweet options making this a great place for a meal, dessert, or both. They also have an entire menu dedicated to Nutella drinks.
John F. Kennedy National Historic Site
In 1955, John F. Kennedy’s mother, Rose Kennedy, returned to her family’s first home and birthplace of John. Today, visitors travel back in time with tour guides to experience the memories of John and his lifestyle as a child.
More stops along the Green Line:
- July 2, 2020—A 15-week academic schedule is planned with classes beginning on September 8.
- June 29, 2020—University professors and staff members discuss racial inequality and how race is addressed in academia as Wentworth takes steps to reflect, educate and act.
- June 29, 2020—Part II of our discussion with Nakisa Alborz, David Simpson, Alex Cabal, Rebecca Drossman and Aaron Carpenter on the topic of race.