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pudovkin commented about Loews Natick Cinema on May 7, 2005 at 9:51 pm

I saw Rocky Horror Picture Show and Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke here in the late 1970s. At that time there was a Jack in the Box in front of it by Route 9. It was a pretty nondescript place with an obscure back entrance/exit that led into an industrial park.

pudovkin commented about Framingham Cinema Shoppers' World on May 7, 2005 at 9:32 pm

I too remember Earthquake and the brief SenSurround phenomenon. I believe it was used in another movie here, one that involved a guy blowing up rollercoasters.

The tearing down of Shoppers World (especially considering what relaced it) was truly one of the sad days for the Golden Mile.

pudovkin commented about Nickelodeon Cinemas on May 7, 2005 at 9:09 pm

I too saw Blue Velvet at the Nick, along with Betty Blue and a host of other independent and foreign films. I also saw Naked Gun there with director David Zucker on hand to introduce the movie and take questions afterward. Inside it was a typical multiplex, with small screens, but it was the programming that made it stand out: perfect for a college kid who needed a place to go on a date. It was the Nick or the Brattle or the Sack’s Theater near the Prudential Center for me. On a side note, Cummington in front of the Nick was about the only street that had no meters and no resident parking. I left my car there for about two months before I had to grudgingly give up the space. Sad that current and future BU students won’t have the Nickelodeon to enjoy.