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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, August 23, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 Joan Water field Thunderbolt, Lightfoot film top entertainment Post vacation check up on the local entertainment scene Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, the Clint Eastwood Jeff Bridges starrer is rough, violent, sometimes very fun- ny, and holds up as solid enter.- tainment Eastwood is his usual whispery gorgeous self, a cer- tain bet for strong box office response But his limited input works well because of the early es- tablished interaction with Jeff Bridges which creates a warmth that lifts the movie well above the routine action yarn The comedy drama gets off the ground (the Montana prairie) with a bang as George Kennedy goes gunning for Thunderbolt (Eastwood) in a neat story reversal that offers a thieves fall out situation for openers The affable Lightfoot (Bridges) inadvertently rescues Eastwood Then in an entertaining switch Kennedy Bridges Eastwood joined by Geoffrey Lewis re organize to do a re play ol the heist Against some broad comedy a wicked cat and mouse game mushrooms allowing Kennedy to roll his characterization from some highly entertaining, if sour, fun to the grimly brutal Bridges and Kennedy are standouts in the rambling but generally engrossing film, but Geoffrey Lewis as Goody just about runs away with the show as the immensely likeable fourth partner whose face is a running gag of ex- pressions The down beat ending is a bit of disappointment It turns the popular "Treasure of Sierra Madre' trick, that is the money gets lost at the climax, or, in another twist, the price of the heist comes to high As it does in this case with Bridges succumbing to a massive beating Disappointing, and the only disappointment in Thunder- bolt and Lightfoot since one could hope that as Bridges and Eastwood ride into the sunset SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES Theatre "AMERICAN GRAFFITTI" in color Friday, Saturday, August 23, 24 Friday shows at 7 00 and 9 00 p m ADULT FORT Theatre "YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE" m color Starring Sean Connery Friday, Saturday, August 23, 24 Friday show at 8 00 p m ADULT PINCHER Theatre "JUDGE ROY BEAN" in color Starring Paul Newman Friday Saturday, August 23, 24 Friday shows at 700 and 9 00 p m ADULT-NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN Theatre "SERP1CO starring Al Pacmo Friday, Sasturday, August 23, 24 Friday shows at 700-915 pm RESTRICTED ADULT Drive In 'SHOW DOWN in color Starring Rock Hudson and L-ean Martin cnday and Saturday August 23 24 Friday cartoon starts at 9 15 pm FAMILY in that white cadillac we could have hoped for a parlay into another film with the Three Musketeers is a raunchy not that touches just the right beat of the moviegoers pulse The casting of Raquel Welch in what might be classed a pretty hoary film vehicle gave some indication that it was going to be all for laughs And it is With an out- standing cast that has Michael York as a riotous D'Artagnan, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay and Richard Chamberlain as the Musketeers, Simon Ward as the Duke of Buckingham and Jean Pieere Cassel as a finely decadent Louis XIII The improbables are Miss Welch Faye Dunaway and Charlton Heston, but it all works splendidly in high camp against magnificent sets The disappointment here is that not enough is seen of the pure Marx Brothers comedy of Messrs Reed Fmly and Chamberlain However this is but half of this nutty fruitcake, more is to come in The Four Musketeers sequel It s quite an experience to stand in the foyer of the Yates and watch a smiling audience exit brimful of the pleasure it found in the show This was the aftermath of the Wednesday evening per- formance of Damn Yankees Backstage the cast was as happy knowing it had put across a dandy show And it was Sheer escapist fun, the cast putting out as a team and some truly exciting star lights Like Sherri McFadden showing she's going to make it on the professional stage as she covered a missed cue with aplomb Like the unbeatable comedy of Mike Day and Marlin Howg, bringing down the house with "The Game Like Mark Campbell sure and lunny as the coach Like Tony Dimnik dominating his stage, sleight-of-hand and all And David Mann, Tricia Matheson, the nutty sisters of Faye Diedzic and Lee Remhardt And the wonderful- ly affecting close of "A Woman Doesn't Know" of Rhonda Ruston and Chip Schott Yes it s great to see the audience leave happy For the kids it s even better to see that audience pour in and pack the Yates for their show It s a super double-sudser at the Drive-In Back to the 40 s romance in The Way We Were with Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford as the mismatched couple eventual- ly torn apart by repercussions from the Hollywood blacklist era And Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams, a thoughtful appraisal of the lost middle age year with superlative performances from Joan Woodward and Martin Balsam. A big theatrical season ahead locally Gazebo One Threatre, Santa Barbara, will be m Lethbndge September 5, Circus cannonball act 'on way MILWAUKEE, Wise (AP) Edmondo (Papa) Zacchim at 80 the grandfather of the circus world s human cannon- ball act, hasn t shot anyone out of a cannon for weeks Papa has been shooting his proteges out of cannons since 1921 but there are only two Zacchim acts left on the road and bv next year there may be THIS WEEKEND at the LEGION Friday Beaver Room "Bridgetones" Saturday Cabaret "Bridgetones" Vimy Lounge "Dave Gordon Duo" MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY none It just doesn't pay any- more says Paul (Zacchim) Creason 35 a current protege who s hanging up his crash helmet next month to go into the restaurant business in Ironton Mo Creason appearing at the Wisconsin State Fair, says the old man s decision to go into semiretirement in Tampa, Fla is one reason he s giving the act up Actor ill ST PETERSBURG, Fla (AP) Actor George Hamilton was admitted to hospital Thursday with hepatitis said a spokesman for the theatre where he is appearing in a play TfcWI 419-5th Streets. PHOTO Phone 328-6661 CLOSED MONDAYS Attention All Camera Owners! SPECIAL! TONIGHT AND SAT. ONLY WHILE STOCK LAST ALL ELECTRONIC FLASH UNITS MANUFACTURER'S SUGGESTED LIST 6 7 with their production ot Godspel, part of a special tour of Alberta The Charlottetown Festival's Anne of Green Gables is on a 13-week tour playing towns and cities across Canada The tour is part of the Confederation Centre of Arts' 10th anniver- sary celebrations and arrangements have been made with Allied Arts Council to bring the show to the Yates, September 28 Playgoers await scripts of Arsenic and Old Lace to com- plete casting and roll into production for October Citadel Theatre, Edmon- ton s professional company will bring in The Rivals on a two night split, Oct 24 and 26 Arts Council again the sponsor Betty Sorensen of the Com- munity College will bring her Harlequin Players to the Yates stage late October, ear- ly November Then there's L M T 's long run of Zorba, Jack Warburton in the title role, covering most of November With the symphony, the U of L concerts and other areas of the performing arts, it s a very full season Each and all deserve capacity audience So forget the cost of living start saving the odd buck for a full fall of first class entertainment And a note from holiday movie going, don t miss the best film of the year to date Chinatown is a tough and com- plex crime drama set in the 1930s with Jack Nicholson in top form, great directing by Roman Polanski, a terrific script and handsome produc- tion Just great I d see it again, again and again Star fined PERRYSBUKO Ohio (AP) Comedian Paul Lynde has pleaded no contest to a charge of public intoxication More than 100 fans, carrying cameras and autograph books, jammed the courtroom when the Hollywood star was found guilty yesterday and fined plus court costs Lynde 48, is appearing in Mother s Engaged, in nearby Toledo Pension plan WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate has approved the first private pension bill to guarantee that Americans covered by pension plans will be given their retirement benefits It would require that employers maintain in pen- sion accounts the money they would be required to pay employees after they retire Opera plans to eliminate one-night tours criticized BANFF, Alta (CP) Plans by the Canadian Opera Company to discontinue one night stand tours next year neglect the needs of western and northern Canada, says the founder and manager of Over- ture Concerts George Zukerman said in an interview that over 18 years, Overture Concerts had built up a market for Canadian per- formers touring large and small centres from Atikokan, Ont, to Inuvik, N W T on the Arctic coast During the last 14 years his organization had booked COC tours into approx- imately 200 cities and towns across the prairies and in the north He said he was angry at news from Toronto that Jan Rubes, COC's new touring manager, wants to develop a new concept, taking operas, recitalists and musical ensembles into communities for two- or three day stints to provide a varied program Mr Rubes said one of his objectives was to get away from one night stands and another was to widen the repertoire being performed by singers and musicians on COC tours Mr Zukerman a Vancouver -based bassoonist, is coaching students here at the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts He said Mr Rubes' plan means that the more remote parts of Canada would be deprived of Show Times Friday August 23 PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects 7 00 9 00 HERBIE RIDES AGAIN 730930 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 00 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects 7 10 920 THREE MUSKETEERS 7 35 9 50 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 20 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects 7 00 9 05 THUNDERBOLT LIGHTFOOT 7 10 9 15 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 05 RESTRICTED ADULT GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE THE WAY WE WERE 9 00 SUMMER WISHES WINTER DREAMS 11 20 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 900 GATES OPEN 8 15 ADULT Saturday August 24 PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects 2 00 7 00 9 00 HERBIE RIDES AGAIN 2 30 7 30 9 30 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 00 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects 7 10 9 20 THREE MUSKETEERS 7 35 9 50 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 20 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects 7 00 9 05 THUNDERBOLT LIGHTFOOT 7 1C 9 15 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 05 RESTRICTED ADULT GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE THE WAY WE WERE 9 00 SUMMER WISHES WINTER DREAMS 11 20 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 9 00 GATES OPEN 8 15 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT Lethbridge Lodge No. 21.O.O.F. ANNUAL PICNIC Sunday, August 25th To be held at the farm of J. Garrett. All and Theta-Rho Welcome! To commence at p.m. TAVERN nightly "LARRY JOHN opera, despite heavy subsidies paid for it by the Canada Council "The Canadian Opera Com- pany and the Canada Council have let us said Mr Zukerman "This is a vast country and the COC has developed its tours over the years to serve the smaller centres It sounds like they're now looking at the country through blinders, looking at Toronto and Ontario when they should be serving the world Mr Zukerman said smaller isolated communities that have learned to anticipate visits by the COC don't want a mixed bag program of works They'll drive us into book- ing American or Japanese opera companies il we don t get what we want from the COC he said Mr Rubes a nationally known bass singer who has toured with the COC for many years said in Toronto his plan would be less arduous for COC members economize on travel expenses and build up audiences for a wide range of music He also said developing opera companies in Vancouver and Edmonton narrow the field for COC tours Mr Zukerman said it would be many years beiore the Van- couver and Edmonton com panics were large enough to undertake tours GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB REGULAR DANCE Sat., Aug. 24th 9 p.m. Music by "Fiorino" Members and Invited Guests Only IMPORTANT NOTICE To all parents who would like to enroll their children in German School, come to the Club Hall Sunday, August 25th at 8 p m paramount TONIGHT and SAT. AT AND P.M. The greatest love (bug) story ever told! KIDS ANYTIME TECHNICOLOR HELEN KEN STEFANIE JOHN KEENAN HAYES BERRY POWERS MclNTIRE WYNN MATINEE SATURDAY AT 2 P.M. paramount cinema TONIGHT and SATURDAY ?'7.15and9 20pin "IT CAN BE SAID, SIMPLY AND WITH THANKS, THAT IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC FAMILY Joy Cocki THE THREE MUSKETEERS TECHNICOLOR- PRIMS BY Ot IUKE [PT college cinema TONIGHT and SATURDAY at7 RESTRICTED ADULT HE HAS EXACTLY SEVEN MINUTES TO GET RICH x QUICK' CLINT EASTWOOD THUNDERBOLT and LJGHTFOOri green acres drive-in TONIGHT AND SAT. WINNER OF 2 ACADEMY AWARDS STREISAND 8 REDFORD TOGETHER! Gates Open at p.m. ONE COMPLETE SHOW AT p.m. ADULT THE WAY important SECOND FEATURE color "SUMMER WISHES WINTER DREAMS" color with Sylvia Sidney and Marten Balsam ;