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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, August LETHBRIDGE Joan Water field Playgoers start rehearsals for October show A holiday weekend for many But for Playgoers the start of rehearsals tor their production of Arsenic and Old Lace scheduled for early Oc- tober In their choice of vehicle Playgoers is following the most popular trend in current theatre The revival sometimes adaption, of plays reaching back twenty-thirty years has made summer stock bloom and saved many a theatre from going dark on and off Broadway For the local company their i eturn is back to 1951 when the popular comedy was produced here for two nights at the Civic Centre Now to really dig up the memories Elsie Biddell and Doris Hallifax starred in that original production as the kindly old dames who hurry the lost and the lonely off this mortal coil with a nicely seasoned glass of elderberry wine They're out To Lunch! Scary Dum-Dum Macleod and the whole wacky crew and its all in good fun good music and plenty of laughs POTTS WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE Hall Fort Macleod Tomorrow and One Show Nightly Tickets at the Door SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES Theatre BORN LOSERS starring Tom Laughlm m color Fri- day Saturday August 30 31 Friday shows at 7 00- 9 CC P m ADULT PINCHER Theatre AMERICAN GRAFFITTI in color Starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ronny Howard Friday Saturday August 30 31 Friday shows at 7 00 and 9 00 p m ADULT Theatre BEAST OF YELLOW NIGHT and CREATURE OF THE BLUE HAND Friday and Saturday Sunday August 30 31 and Sept 1 In color Friday shows at 7 00 and 9 00 p m ADULT _________________ SATURDAY DISCOUNT BOMBSHELLS Prestone Antifreeze 97 Gallon i Misses' Boot Socks IT Pair Men's Work Hose 2 219 AB 100% Polyester FibrefiH Quilt Batt 399 Each Items On Sale From 8 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday, while quantities last. KRESGE'S There was Denny Black as Elaine Harper, Stan Sawicki as the confused and frantic Mortimer Others in the cast were Edward and Ted Fran- cis John Mackie, Jim Brooke, Jim Haverman, C H Biddell, Gordon Black, Cnesney Beasley Ted Faunch. Ed Rosetti, and Gordon Appell Dr. Wayne Matkin was the producer director, Harry Baalim the stage manager Bill Halhfax took care of the business end And in the crew were Hazel Long, Donna Bishop John Campbell, Fred Holmes, Bill Hay, George Robins, Sam Buston and Don Pilling Now a new cast and crew go to work on a play that brightened wartime years, was a film success with Gary Grant and Josephine Hall starring and returned last year to television with Helen Hayes and Lilian Gish acting everyone off the small screen Final casting for the play will be completed this evening at 8 p m at the Bow- man Arts Centre al- ways Playgoers offer an open invitation to anyone who would like to get involved on or back stage Playgoers is having quite a year So far the club has mounted one three-act production, Breath of Spring entered two plays in the One-Act festival conducted a series of workshops and played to well over three-thousand with their production of Ed Bayly s melodrama Priscilla Pnngle's Predicament at the local fair This last will reach an even wider audience when a studio taping of the show is aired Wednesday September 11 at 6 p m on Channel 7 And the lights are up this weekend at the Yates for Potts a lively bit of Canadianna produced by the Canadian Ventures Group The group was originally fund- ed by a Federal Government Opportunities for Youth Grant and is now flying with the original soundtrack record The criticism of OFY granting has been to some extent, that it offered only a short-term make-work situation with lit- tle residual benefit to par- ticipants or public Obviously these youngsters are refusing to fall off the end-of summer log and support of their appearance here could en- courage an even livelier theatre here in the west Potts will be followed into the Yates bv Gazevo One Theatre s production of Godspell A youth slanted reworking of the gospel ac- cording to St Matthew it has a strong up-beat approach that should appeal to family entertainment seekers The production is musically strong from rock-style to rinky tmk and its lovely "Day by Day" should have the audience humming as they leave the theatre On the local screen, double billed with the hard hitting Serpico is a personal favorite of last year's viewing Bang The Drum Slowly. A tender but unsentimentahzed story of a backwood's catcher who dis- covers he is dying and is helped by a fellow team-mate to get through his last season in dignity It s a winner with some very funny writing and excellent performances Robert Nero stars with Michael Monarty who early this year won a Broadway Tony and a television "Em- my This is not a big film but it offers much more to sustain and uplift than most of the biggies this year Its teaming with Serpico is unfortunate in that it precludes a showing to many youngsters who would appreciate and enjoy it Still it s a great double-bill Monday there should be some rejoicing in that Sound of Music is on re-release Millions loved it although it was a bit too sweet for per- sonal taste, so they should be packing them in for the week long run It you want to share a treat Monday with your kids, get started early with Channel 11 (7am) and the Roddy McDowell of 1943 in My Friend Flicka. And for those who were "Depression" kids it's back to 1935 at 8 30 a m and Shirley Temple and Lionel Barrymore in "The Little Colonel" For more mature viewing, hang in on the same channel for a classic movie from 1943 The Ox-Bow Incident with Henry Fonda The kids can come back again for Gary Cooper (1948) and Good Sam. Early afternoon it's a toss- up between 1949's Sand on Channel 7 and a very funny English farce Crooks in Cloisters on Channel 13 Backing up a bit to Saturday you can view two pilots for the corning season, Lucas Tanner, with David Hartman (Ch 9) and Harry-0, with David Janssen (Ch 13) And all weekend, The Jerry Lewis Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy Polanski's 'Chinatown9 is sweet sour dish HOLLYWOOD (NEA) There was a fabulous turnout STUDENTS NEEDED! Ages 13 to 18 ROYAL CANADIAN SEA CADETS, WRENETTES AND NAVY LEAGUE CADETS Recruiting and Information At Navy League Headquarters 10th Ave. 17th Street South Monday, Sept. p.m. of stars for the screening of Roman Polanski s latest film Chinatown costarnng Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunawav It s an interesting movie although slow at the begin nmg but it should do well Among those present for the screening and party Raquel Welch Kirk Douglas Goldie Hawn David Janssen Cher Mike Nichols Diana Ross Jill and is now anti violence We talked about 'The Great Gatsby He said he felt the reviewers reviewed the film s publicitv campaign and not the picture itself He says that it s doing fabulously well in London and well enough all around the world so that it will eventually return a profit We 11 get our deferred salaries he said but just barely Frank Sinatra continues his comeback or whatever you want to call it He s going to tour Japan for the first time His recent tour of eastern states raised some 000 for Vanetv Clubs International They returned 000 to Frank for his own favorite charity (If you re interested that s a medical education center in Palm Desert which he established and named for his father Director Billy Wilder says the new freedom m movie making is helpful if you use it with discretion TAVERN nightly "LARRY JOHN" JACK NICHOLSON St John Cass Elliott Bruce Dern and the movie s stars Miss St John stole the show in something tight black and lacv This is a private eye story whose title is its first mystery It is somewhat mis leading (Chinatown plays only a small part in Chinatown Despite this discrepancy Paramount still elected to have an Oriental motif for the post screening party Bartenders and waiters were in Chinese costumes and the menu featured such goodies as Thien Suan Ku Lao Jou and Feng Wei Lsia that's sweet and sour pork and deep fried shrimp in case you ve forgotten your Chinese Bruce Dern said he found the film too violent Since he s abandoned his career as a heavy he s turned full circle Show THIS WEEKEND at the LEGION Men" Vimy Music" MEMBERS AND INVITED QUESTS ONLY Annual Corn Sept. p.m. Friday August 30 I'Mt M I Hi I Id Short Subjects 7 00 9 00 S P Y S 7 35 9 40 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 00 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT I'UUMOI M IM Short Subjects 7 15 9 15 THUNDERBOLT LIGHTFOOT 7 20 920 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 15 RESTRICTED ADULT Ol I M.I IM M V Short Subjects 7 00 9 00 BORN LOSER 710910 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 00 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ui i N M KI-- i HIM i id BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY 845 SERPICO 1045 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 845 GATES OPEN 8 00 RESTRICTED ADULT Saturday August 31 I'MtVMOl M III! Mid Short Subjects 2 00 7 00 9 00 S P Y S 2 35 7 35 9 40 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 00 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT I'MtVMIH M Short Subjects 715915 THUNDERBOLT LIGHTFOOT 920 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 15 RESTRICTED ADULT (01 1 II, I Short Subjects 2 00 7 00 9 00 BORN LOSER 2 10 7 10 9 10 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 00 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT 7 20 Dimt IN I HIM HI BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY 845 SERPICO 1045 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 845 GATES OPEN 8 00 RESTRICTED ADULT OWNER! 1973 CHEVELLE miles, PS, P B Mags, Radials, 350 V8, automatic Vinyl roof Like new PHONE PLEASE NOTE EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEM- BER 1st, THE PARAMOUNT, PARA- MOUNT CINEMA AND COLLEGE CIN- EMA WILL OPERATE ON SUNDAYS THE SAME HOURS AS WEEK DAYS. TWO SHOWS PER NIGHT SEE DAILY SCHEDULE FOR TIMES Gates open p.m. One complete show at p.m. SHOWING TONITE thru SUN. green acres drive-In BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR! I'D GIVE AN OSCAR TO AL PACINO FOR LANGUAGE MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME A PARAMOUNT RELEASE OINO OE LAURENTIIS RESTRICTED ADULT AL HICINO "SCRPICO1 NO 2 "BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY" paramount NOW SHOWING AT and P.M Including Sunday SUTHERLAND COULD do it to the C.I. A. as ADULT withZDUZDU TECHNICOLOR" PRINTS BY DELUXE paramount RESTRICTED ADULT TONIGHT thru SUN. AT and P.M. Including Sunday HE HAS EXACTLY SEVEN MINUTES TO GET RICH QUICK' CLINT EASTWOOD THUNDERBOLT and LIGHTFOOT" college cinema NOW SHOWING AT and P.M. Including Sunday Adult Not Suitable For Children A RE-RELEASE BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND "BORN LOSERS" THE ORIGINAL SCREEN APPEARANCE OF TOMIMIN In COLOR ------AS Bt LLY JACK AH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL RE RELEASE __________MATINEES SATURDAY AND MONDAY AT P.M. Also showing at the following theatres: Empress and Sat. Mayfair and Sat. Opera and Sat. Tower and Sat. Green Hills and Sat. ENROLL NOW for lessons to start an September .11 A. _ We will offer you an YOU MAY ENROLL FOR AN ACCORDION COURSE; DO IT NOW... The regular value for the 8 week package is BUT AS AN EARLY BIRD SPECIAL NOW ONLY CALL a GUITAR COURSE; PRUEGGER'S MUSIC LTD. or a DRUM COURSE. 530-5th Street South Phone 329-3151 ;