Lights, camera . . . beer
If you would rather spend a quiet night at home, cozying up with your sweetheart, stop by the The Video Underground first. The independent video store has cult classics ("Lost Boys" anyone?), selections from local filmmakers, and an entire Woody Allen section. Even your most elite cinephile friend will be impressed by the choices.
Or, enjoy a true J.P. institution: Alfresco movie night at the Video Underground. The store projects offbeat films on the brick wall behind the shop. It's free — a nice alternative to a movie theater on a warm night, right? Cheers.
The Video Underground, 385 Centre St., Jamaica Plain. 617-522-4949. thevideounderground.com