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"Always look on the bright side of life."

I first saw Life of Brian at the Harvard Square Theater in 1984. I was supposed to be spending a summer there studying logic and astrophysics, which I was, but I was also getting a crash course in cinema.

Harvard Square showed a different movie every night and, as I remember it, the cost was only $2 or so. Not bad even in 1984. There I also saw for the first time Bladerunner, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python and the Meaning of Life, A Hard Day's Night, A Clockwork Orange, and probably a dozen other films.

The Harvard Square Theater, then a wonderful old-fashioned single screen movie theater complete with balcony, reminds me of the Snark Theater from Daniel Pinkwater's Snarkout Boys and the Avacado of Death.

40 for 40, #24

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