I always wondered why the brick building adjacent to Bertucci's was called the Playhouse, where there did not seem to have anything for play.
Then I learned from Mr. Martin that it used to be a movie theater. The fee to see a movie was between $1-$1.50, but a solid silver quarter was also accepted.
This is what the playhouse used to look like, when it was a movie theater.
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Recently Bertucci's suddenly closed its door. Some residents are talking about bringing back the movie theater ...
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