600 Commonwealth Avenue,
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The Abbey Cinema opened as a single-screener sometime in the 1960s, and in succeeding years became known as the Nickelodeon (the FIRST Nickelodeon, not the SECOND which was to be located a short distance away and which itself has been demolished.) Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet” had a very long run here in 1968-1969…
“now in the 10th month of a highly successful engagement,” a newspaper article indicated in July of 1969.
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