Cedar Rapids Gazette, August 10, 1974, Page 8

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette August 10, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa ‘That’s Entertainment!' Fulfills Title’s Promise Scott’s Bank Shot’ Performance Not Up to Usual Standard 'Thats Entertainment!'' with Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Peter Lawford, Liza Minnelli, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor. A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production released by United Artists. Af the World theater. Hollywood rating:    G — General audiences, all ages admitted. By Suzanne Barnes If you occasionally leave a theater wondering, “Why don’t they make movies like they used to?”, “That’s Entertainment!” is right down your alley. It’s a tap dance through memory lane filled with clips from over IOO delightfully insane, magnificently produced MGM motion picture musicals. Frank Sinatra, one of ll host-narrators, recalled that musicals offered an escape from the dreariness of war time living. “Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy sings song and gets girl” really simplifies some of the grandeur in review, bnt nothing keeps “That’s Entertainment!” from fulfilling its title’s promise. Highlights Some highlights: Donald O’Connor’s madcap “Make ‘Em Laugh” from “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952). . (’lark Gable — what woman over 30 could ever forget the King — dancing and singing surprisingly well “Puttin’ on the Ritz” from “Idiot’s Delight'’ (1939). . . Gene Kelly narrating the collection of clips devoted to Fred Astaire — his grace and style, highly visible in any movie he was featured in, are highlights not only of “That’s Entertainment!”, but the art of dancing itself. . . Kelly and Astaire only danced together in “Ziegfeld Follies of ’46”. “I’d change my name to Ginger if we OPEN SUNDAY NOON TO IO P.M. OOSEVELU MOTOR BOTEL Convenient parking in our ramp DOWNTOWN could do it again,” Kelly commented. Compliment Returned Kelly’s compliment was returned in kind. Astaire remembered how Kelly refused to use a stunt man, a fact studio heads never discovered until after the film was in the can. One particular scene Kelly romps through from “Singin’ in the Rain” leaves you wistfully hoping for precipitation. Mickey Rooney hosted a perfectly edited selection from his and Judy Garland's “teenage” films that always seemed to end with “Hey. let’s put on a show!” Remember Eleanor Powell, Nelson Eddy and Jeanette McDonald, Mario Lanza, Esther Williams, Katherine Grayson, Jimmy Durante, Buddy Ebsen, John Buchanan, Maurice Chevalier or Leslie Caron? They’re all there, plus many, many more. The film’s a little long — a little over two hours — but take the kids, grandma, grandpa, or anyone who’d enjoy seeing a part of motion picture history'. When you leave the theater, instead of wondering why they don’t make motion pictures like they used to, yon’ll be thinking, “Now that’s entertainment.” To Order Your Action-Ad, Dial 398-8234. SAT. NIGHT LOOK! “Lyn County” MODERN COUNTRY MUSIC OPEN 9-2 Don Goo tor, Bob Tischer FIREPLACE LOUNGE HIAWATHA AIR CONDITIONED NO COVER ★ THIS WEEK * THE BANK presents: “GINGER” 'Bank Shot with George C. Scott, Joanna Cassidy, Sorrell Booke, G. Wood and Clifton James. A United Artists release. At the Stage 4 theater. Hollywood rating: PG — Parental guidance suggested. By Bill I^ivelette George C. Scott resorts to a lisp in hopes of enhancing his role as a bank robber whose plans are constantly thwarted in “Bank Shot”. Robbing a bank in con-temporay Los Angeles isn’t what it used to be in the days of the wild West or even in the times of Bonnie and Clyde. Neither is George (’. Scott as good as he was in earlier movies. However, Scott is still the tough guy he played in “Patton” and “The New Centurions". Scott is hunted by law en- Theater Time Schedule for Saturday PARAMOUNT - “The White Dawn’’ - 2, 3:55, 5:55, 7:55, 9:55. IOWA - “S*P*Y*S” - 1:55, 3:55, 5:55, 7:55, 9:55. WORLD - “That’s Entertainment” — 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30. EASTOWN I — “Buster and Billie” - 2, 3:50, 5:40, 7:30, 9:20. TIMES Losers” -9:25. PLAZA -South Seas” 7.30, 9:20. — “The Born 1:30, 3:25, 5:20, 7:25, EASTOWN Rides Again” -7:10, 9. MARION - I, 3, 5, 7, 9, ll 2 — “Herbie - 1:40, 3:30, 5:20, Features at ll, Pippi in the ■ 2, 3:50, 5:40, STAGE I — “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” — 2:35, 4:40 , 7:35 , 9:40. STAGE 2 — “The Terminal Man” - 2:30, 4:35, 7:45, 9:50. STAGE 3 - “For Pete’s Sake” - 2:40, 4:25, 6:15,8, 9:50. STAGE 4 — “Bank Shot” — 2:40, 4:25, 6:10, 7:55, 9:30. Trophy Lounge presents WEBSTERJON playing Tonight Sat. 519 H St. S.W. COLLINS - “The Macon County Line” — 9; “Box Car Bertha” — 10:50; “Werewolf on Wheels” - 12:20. TWIXT TOWN - "The Siting” — 9; "Pete ’n’ Tillie” — 11:20; “Two People” — 1:15. TWIN WEST - “The Born Losers” — 9:05; “The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing” — 11:15; “The Hard Ride” — 1:15. TWIN EAST - “Blazing Saddles” — 9:05; “Play It Again, Sam” —    10:55; “Zachariah” — 12:25. forcement officals from the start when he escapes from Warden Streiger’s prison farm behind the wheel of a hijacked earth mover. Freedom Bid As Scott chases guards and inmates and crashes buildings iii his bid for freedom, he also acquires the bulldogged pursuit of the warden, played by Clifton James. Between them, Scott and James are the two most hapless characters in the movie. Scott’s plans for robbing banks never go right and James’s plans for re-capturing Scott are never .successful. The earth mover is abandoned for a motorcycle ride to an airport. Rich girl El, played by Joanna Cassidy, accompanies Scott to Los Angles for a meeting with his attorney to plan for his future. A quick look at a bank housed in a trailer parked at a shopping center convinces Scott that he wants to re-enter prison. But before he gets a '•hance to beg his way behind bars, Scott comes up with a better idea. The Plan The plan, he decides, should be to take the entire building. Scott figures wheels can be put under the bank and then some night when nobody but patrolling police officers are around, the bank will suddenly disappear. Scott leads a group armed with jacks into the shopping center to prepare for their massive withdrawal. After a set of stolen wheels are installed under the trailor-bank, the group makes its move to move the bank It all ends with Scott failing to get his money and the warden failing to get Scott. But you feel sure that both will keep trying. IOWA 364-3412 WORLD PLAZA 393-8439 PARAMOUNT 362-3269 TIMES 364-8613 ends tins. SUTHER)^® «■ GOULD “S»P«Y»S” ONE Of THE VERY BEST “THAT’S EHTERTAIHMtHT COLOR -®- NO PASSES ends tues. all new family fun “PIPP! SOUTH SEAS” G ENDS TUES WARREN OATES • LOU MSStn “WHITE DAWN ± TOM LAUGHLIN AS BILLY JACK IN “BORN LOSER” «««*« TONITE! Jolly . Bohemian Tonite-FrL, Aug. 9 DANCE MOR SWISHER news I Stets around—folks like to corno to it JERRY OPEN 8:00 Now thru Tues. DRIVE-IN THEATRE TWIN EAST SHOW 8:45 377-8177 - ASTOWN K MART KAST CINTI* A ROCK-MUSICAL WESTERN COMEDY! ZACHARIAH* Now in its 3rd Week Doors Open 1:00 Shows: 2:00, 3:50, 5:40, 7:30,9:20 J BUSTER and BILLIE ...has the •ame kind of power aa 'Walking Tall.’” -Pat* O J It was l*J4S and all the hays at school knew Iii I he...    % hut noster 0 r loved her and no one understood. 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[BOM BERTHA a rn COLON SY DELUXE rn AMU) IC AR INTERNATIONAL PICTURE i OPEN 8:00 SHOW 8:43 BONUS LATE SHOW WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS’ COLOR — RATED R AN INTIMATE AND BIZARRE LOOK AT A LATE-NITE TALK SHOW. “THE GOODNITE SHOW” UNLIKE ANY ON THE AIR TODAY . . . PLUS  -- “EROTIC DEAL” ONE PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS ... WE CAN'T PRINT THE WORDS SO YOU'LL HAVE TO SEE THIS RED HOT ADULT FILM \ —RATED XXXXXX—    ~ 5th Fun-Filled Week KEENAN HELEN KEN    STEFANIE.    -JOHN HAYES BERRY POWERS MCINTIRE WYNN BLUISH ...... SIL tm SH    .WffRlSTfKNS» (J UMM* >u«a IU IL w? DRIVE-IN THEATRE TWIXTTOWN Hwy.IBI tOld Marion Rd. WINNER 7 ACADEMY AWARDS DEST PICTURE BEST DI REC TOR BEST STORY ANO SCREENPLAY BEST FILM EDITING • BEST ART DIRECTION JEST SCORING    -BEST    COSTUME    DESIGN First Drive-In Showing I MW » [poi -SS* ELIZABETH JEREMY WILLIAM ^IJANE JAMES • SLATE-WELLMAN, JR.-RUSSELL PBOOUCf UBT    DIMICUDBY I ill CU TI VE BHOOUCIR SCRIINPIAV BY DON HENDERSON I. C. FRANK • DELORES TAYLOR JAMES LLOYD In COLOR- An AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL RE RELEASE « < J WM A.,,.. JO Klv-Jl rn »V I ... irk (PG) A PIUS AT TWIN WIST OMIT A “MAN WHO LOVED CAT DANCING" (PG) COLOR “HARD RIDE" PAU! NEWMAN ROBI WI Rf IN OUI) ___ _ ROBI RI MIAH THE STING —- : Bonuf Hitft — —— Walter Matthau Carol Burnett "Pete'n’HI lie’ about Joy* Mud mamdqn1 Show 11120 — Peter Estelle Fonda Parsons “Two People” (c Show I ti 5 ll ;

  • Barbara Hershey
  • Billy Jack
  • Bing Crosby
  • Bob Tischer
  • Bobbie Gentry
  • Butch Cassidy
  • Clifton James
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Don Goo
  • Eleanor Powell
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Esther Williams
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Fred Astaire
  • Gene Kelly
  • George C. Scott
  • James Stewart
  • Jeanette Mcdonald
  • Jeremy William
  • Jimmy Durante
  • Joanna Cassidy
  • John Buchanan
  • Judy Garland
  • Katherine Grayson
  • Leslie Caron
  • Liza Minnelli
  • Mario Lanza
  • Maurice Chevalier
  • Mickey Rooney
  • Nelson Eddy
  • Peter Estelle Fonda Parsons
  • Peter Lawford
  • Sorrell Booke
  • Tom Laughlin

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: August 10, 1974

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