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Old 02-03-2011, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Quincy, MA via Florida
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During the day the AMC theater in Boston Common is no problem to get to via the T. But what if you want to catch a late night show? Is there any cheap parking nearby?
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:05 AM
 
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How late is the show? If it runs very late, you'll need to drive, but if it's during usual hours in the prime of the evening the T should still be an option.
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Newton, MA
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no real cheap parking I know of unfortunately. My advice is if you want to drive and catch late movie, try going to Fenway Regal instead. Parking lot there is MUCH cheaper.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:15 AM
 
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What time would the movie let out? Last T is 12:45 or so.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Brookline, MA
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The underground Common Garage is about $11 at night. I don't think you'll do better in that area unless you get lucky finding a street spot. But, yeah, if you want cheap movie theater parking, the Fenway Regal Cinemas validates parking in the attached garage for $4.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Quincy, MA via Florida
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We were looking at an 1130 showing, the $4 parking at Regal sounds much better. I think we'll be heading to Fenway. Thanks!
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Brookline, MA
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Jayangel - do you live in Quincy? When I lived in Quincy, we used to always go to the Showcase Cinemas in Randolph instead of going into Boston. It's probably a similar drive time as going to Fenway (esp. late night when traffic is light). About 20-25 min or so. I haven't been there in a few years, but I think it's a De Lux cinema now (i.e., they serve drinks). It's a big suburban theater with free parking and not far off the highway. It gets chaotic on weekends, but shouldn't be bad for the late late showings.
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I second the Showcase recommendation. It's a great theater and IS a Cinema De Lux (also have regular seating). Also, free parking. If you want a cool "luxury" movie going experience, try the Lux Level . It's $20 each, but you get giant seats (you can reserve a specific seat online), a full menu of real food, and a full bar menu all of which is delivered to your seat. Lux Level is 21+ so no worries about tweens spoiling the show. The Randolph Theater is huge. I want to say there are four levels (two underground) and I don't know how many screens. To me, it feels like an airport terminal (minus the lines and the borderline sexual assault).

If you do the Lowe's on the common, there's a garage right next door (enter on Boylston and I think there's another Entrance on Avery). Parking is $12 after 5 all week.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:00 PM
 
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There are tons of street spots around the common that are free at night, you can always find something if you circle once or twice.

I go out to the bars/clubs in that area almost every other weekend and haven't parked in that garage in the past 5 years.
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