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I began working at the Allston in March of 1976 and worked for Sonny and Eddy’s until 1978 or 1979 (the years have dulled my memory). I came in on the tail end of the run of Harold and Maude. It was a fun place to work and a place where I made lifelong friendships. We were unbelievably busy most of the time showing both first run and art films. The staff was full of movie lovers. If only the same could have been said of the owners. And in my humble opinion that was a large part of the problem as time went on. The Allston could have continued to fill a great little niche in the Boston movie scene but that would have required someone with an eye on more than just the bottom line. Still, I spent some of the happiest times of my life there.
I have in my possession a fair amount of press materials and such from those years and have toyed with the idea of starting a FB page but just haven’t had the time yet. If you are on FB check every now and then. It’ll happen. In the meantime, if Candace K, Pete C, Jane E or any of the other folks who worked during those years see this, look me up on FB. David, Michael, Danny and Joanne are on FB too.