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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Movie Column Saturday, August THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD _ 7 Hollywood In Red Ink By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP) The desperate condition ot the film industry was underscored last week when labor and manage- ment joined to seek a 20-per- cent tax exemption on gross in- come'for American-made mov- ies. The chances that Congress will respond favorably are slim. It's hard to convince congress- men that the once-booming DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A! HOSACK Certified Dental Mechanic National Store Bldg, PH. 327-7244 Lethbridge movie business is at its lowest ebb in 50 ysars. "Hollywood has always had the reputation of being a gold- rush says an industry observer. "How can you pay stars a million dollars a.picture one year and then plead poverty tha next? "The gvcrnment has never lifted a finger to help the movie business in the past. There is no reason to believe it would start now. Especially with so many voters up in arms about dirt} movies." Still, the companies and the unions are hopeful. They see governmental assistance as the only way to extricate the indus- try from its economic ills. The seriousness of those ills i; demonstrated in the financial statements of the major compa- lies, most of which are awash n red ink. Hollywood also has suffered chronic unemployment, with as much as 50 per cent of the labor force out of steady DALE KETCHESQN GUITAR STUDIO Lessons FOLK POPULAR CLASSIC GUITAR STYLES Accepting Students Ages 8-18 yeors. REGISTER NOW INQUIRE AT "MUSICLAND" Corner 3rd Ave. and 13th St. S. or Call 327-8322 employment. Strangely, the number of films being made in the United States during 1970 is far ahead QLUIC3 UU1 1115 of 1969. During the first half of Bad Times Strike Prairie Fairs this year, 78 movies were started, compared with 74 for all of 1809. But figures can deceive. More than half of those pictures are being made by independent companies, not the major stu- dios. While some are legitimate productions, a great many are "skin flicks" or shoestring ven- By THE CANADIAN PRESS The agricultural fairs of the past have turned into giant summer shows on the Prairies with budgets and attendance running into the hundreds of thousands but this year the two biggest fairs didn't do as well as expected. The Calgary Stampede had the largest attendance by far of any fair in the three Prairie provinces, but the total declined from last year. Fewer persons this year attended Edmonton's tUla jCul Klondike Days which experi- n lures that members. employ no union SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "CACTUS FLOWER" In Technicolor. Starring Ingrid Bergman, Walter Matthau and Academy Award Winner Goldie Hawn. Saturday, August 22. Shows at and p.m. Adult. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre The world's most honored motion picture "BEN In color. Starring Charlton Heston and Jack Hawkins. Saturday, August 22. Show at p.m. Family. MILK RIVER Sunland Theatre Walt Disney's "DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE" In Technicolor. Starring Guy Stockwell. Saturday, August 22. Show at p.m. Family. PICTURE Theatre "THE BOYS OF PAUL STREET" In color. Stan-ing Anthony Kemp and William Burleigh. Saturday and Sun- day, August 22 and 23. Saturday and Sunday shows at p.m. Family. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "HOW THE WEST WAS WON" In Metrocolor. Starring Eli Wallach, John Wayne, James Stewart and Carolyn Jones. Saturday, August 22. Shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Family TABER Sky Vue Drive-In "LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE" In color. Starring Elvis Presley and Michele Carey. Saturday, August 22. Show starts at dusk. Family. TABER Tower Theatre "THE GOOD GUYS AND THE BAD GUYS" In Techni- color. Starring Robert Mitchum and George Kennedy. Sat- urday, August 22. Shows at and p.m. Adult. Gel more out of life Take tin family to a movie In an effort to gain employ- ment for their members in 'such films, the craft and actor unions agreed to lower their contract terms for movies costing less than million. "That campaign has been a said a union spokes- man. "In three or four months, 23 pictures with budgets of less than a million have been started with union casts and crews. At least 16 of those pictures would not otherwise have been made here under union jurisdiction." FEWER TV FILMS Increased production doesn't necessarily mean more work for the Hollywood labor force. 01 the 28 movies being filmed domestically last week, 10 were working in the Hollywood stu- dios. The rest were scattered across the country. For the last 10 years, televi- sion filming has helped ease the economic pinch. But the trend has been toward fewer filmed series as feature movies and va- riety hours take over more net- work programming. Fewer segments are being filmed, too. Several years ago, series made 39 a season; last year the number was 26 and now it's an average of 24. And NBC is shooting only 10 High Chaparrals this season, filling the rest of the time with spe- cials and reruns. A.1UI11MIVIJ enced three days of drenching "smaller fairs in Regina, Sas- katoon and Winnipeg showed in- creases in visitors. Gross revenues were expected to be higher at the Stampede when the final accounting was completed despite a drop in at- tendance but officials said net revenues likely would be down because of increased expenses. Treasurer Bill Tidball said tight money was at least partly responsible for the attendance Total attendance was down from in 1969. Attendance at Klondike Days dropped by from 1969's total of but net revenues vent up by an estimated 10 per Graham Jones, president of he Edmonton Exhibition Asso- ciation, said the profit this year vill enable the association to accelerate expansion plans. Saskatoon's six-day summer festival was a success on all counts because attendance and spending showed healthy in- creases said manager Elwood Hart. A total of persons attended compared with last year and saw the grandstand shows, up from In Regina, Buffalo Days at- emlance was up slightly atj computed with jut the grandstand show attend- ance dropped to from in the six days. 'I can't say the exhibition was a monumental success but 1 am pleased that we were up at the gate and in some other de- says exhibition manager Cliff Shirriff. Manitoba lias two Class A in Winnipeg and the Brandon fair. At Winnipeg, attendance at this year's summer event was compared with in 1969. The attendance at Brandon's air was slightly down rom the previous year, aulhori- ics said. Both found (lie RCMP musical ride to be the most popular en- .ertainment event. Slides ongs ouvenirs "Visit Expo 70" With TEEN CLEFS Yates Memorial Centre Wednesday, Aug. 26th p.m. COLLECTION Give Your FAMILY A TREAT Dine With Us Often! SUNDAY BRUNCH SERVED 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. Served In The Dining Room or Shop 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Choice of iuice Hot cakei. Ham. Sausages or Bacon and beverage. Junior Under 12 900 Adults 1.35 FEATURING: Prime Ribs of Alberta Beef, Famous Curried Dishes, jellied Salads, Rel- ishes and many other taste treats to delight your palate. DURING THE WEEK ENJOY OUR DELICIOUS DAILY LUNCHEON BUFFET SERVED 12 TO 2 P.M. DAILY FEATURING: Prime Rib Smorgasbord ONLY Collection Payments Slower TORONTO (CP) Mortgage enders are h a v ing a slightly nore difficult time than last ear in collecting their pay- lents, but the situation has not cached disturbing levels. "On the whole, collection ex- erience is good across Can- the Mortgage Insurance Jo. of Canada says in its monthly bulletin. "Lenders are having to work a little harder on their collec- ions in some areas. A few more NSF cheques are showing ip in others. The percentage of iccounts in arrears, however, las not risen in line with the unemployment figures." Tlie company said there has Ken a "slight increase in ar- rears and collection problems" n some areas. It said lenders expect this during the holiday easons. Areas reporting increases in luded: British Columbia; Ed monton; Toronto, Windsor, S'ar- nia, Guelph, Oshawa and the Kitchener-Waterloo area in On ario; Sherbrook and Trois-Hi- vieres in Quebec; and Chariot etown, Halifax and St. John's, in the Atlantic provinces Radio-Phones Pact Signed OTTAWA (CP) An agree ment with the United State that will allow operation of pri vate radio-telephone stations b Canadians visiting there was ratified recently, it was an nounced here. The reciprocal agreemen will allow an estimated Canadians who hold licenses for general radio service st. lions to get authorization froi the U.S. Federal communica tions commission to operate their stations while in the The radio-telephones include walkie-talkies often used ir cars or at fishing camps. Book Your Christmas Party Now To Avoid Disappointment! Mayor Magralh Drive S. Phone 327-5701 and p.m. IETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION GROUNDS All PROCEEDS TO HENDERSON LAKE COLOR-UGHT FOUNTAIN Today's ShoWtimes PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects "Cheyenne Social Club" Last Complete Show PARAMOUNT-CINEMA Short Subjects "Out of Towners" Last Complete Show COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects "Chisum" Last Complete Show GREEN ACRES DRIVE-IN "Swiss Family Robinson" "Paradise Hawaiin Style" One Complete Show IN CAIGARY STAY AT THE ATLANTA MOTEL WHERE YOU ARE A STRANGER ONIY ONCE! 4 45 Modern and Deluxe Units Bridal Suite Free TV and Ice Dial Phones in all units 9 Minutes from Downtown- Shopping Slampedo Grounds Moderate Rates Phone 243-4651 MACLEOD TRAIl LOW IN CAUMIES Besides being high in vitam- ins A, B-J, Ii-2 and C, the aver- age dilt pickle counts only 11 calorics. PHILIPS COLOR TV ie RADIO TV 5 302 13th St. N. STUDENT FILM-MAKERS! J IN CASH AWARDS Enter FAMOUS PLAYERS' Student Film Awards. Apply Mr. D. Gow, 719 Seymour St., Vancouver, B.C. Deadline tor entries is September RECREATION DEPARTMENT )F LETHBRIDGE BRING YOUR FAMILY COME ALONG To A SUNDAY MUSICAL CONCERT At HENDERSON PARK PICNIC AREA SUNDAY, AUGUST 23RD to p.m. FEATURING THE SUNSET FOUR Sponsored By: PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CITY OF IETHBRIDGE LABOR OLUB Corner 13th St. and 2nd Ave, N, WEEKLY BINGO EVERY MONDAY 8 p.m. Cash Jackpot in 56 Game No. 1 and Game No. 10 50 11 Games Prize Money....... 20 ALL GAMES PRIZE MONEY CAN BE DOUBLED ON A BLUE CARD WORTH Entry Card AH Wood Cards gQg Each Children Under 16 Not Allowed Bingo will also be played in the club room for members and their invited guests Music Friday and Saturday Banquet facilities vfma- Special Announcement! We are pleased to bring You Two of the Greatest Motion Pictures of Their Kind For a One Day Engagement. rV liuauiMi-i MONDAY ONLY- at p.m., p.m. and p.m. "THE GREAT CARUSO'7 IN TECHNICOLOR with MARIO lANZO ANNE BIYTH TUESDAY ONLY- at p.m., p.m. and p.m. "MAY TIME" with JeannetlB McDonald Nelson Eddy Regular Admission Prices POSITIVELY ENDS TONIGHT When they take you for an out of toumer, _ FAMILY they really take you. KIDS ANYTIME JRGRLEMMON SSNDYDEillS TONIGHT AHEILSIMOHSTOBY THE OUT-OF-TOWHERS p.m. COLOR BV MOVIELAB NOW SHOWING Tonight nt and p.m. ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN Matinee Sat. p.m. Continuous ip. They make their own laws at fci "The Cheyenne v fj Social GnV -J MlKMeMMincnKSSBO JAttES STEWART bl HENRY FONDA "THE CHEYENNE SOCIAL CLJJB ...WHERE THE WEST WfiS REftlLY MADE1 Plus CARTOON NOW SHOWING ACADEMY AWARD WINNER "JOHN WAYNE" AS THE TOUGH, ROUGH "KING OF THE PECAS" SAT. MATINEE at p.m.-CONTINUOUS u tx 2 0 jn 0 is 2 0 in ADULT JohnWaync 5, Plus Cartoon Featurette nV'Wamerbros." D company PHONt 71100 no lire _iu REEN ACRES JUNCTION OF MAYOR MAGRATH-COUTTS HIGHWAY LAST TIMES TONIGHT and SUNDAY AT 8 P.M. WAIT DISNEY'S "SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON" IN COtOR JOHN MIUS CHILDREN HAWAIIAN STYLE" IN COLOR ELVIS PRESLEY MONDAY and TUESDAY DAVID Maroonea isaazznngi Avividexperiencejust GENEHAMAN plainthrillinglAclifl hanger in HIT NO. 2 Gates at p.m. Show at p.m. IN COLOR ;