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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, December 21, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 Rock musical Hair real mor TORONTO. (CP) Early in January, the Toronto production of the rock musical Jiair will celebrate its first birthday. T h e record-setting musical was supposed to close Jan. 3, but heavy advance sales are ex- pected to force its producers to extend its run for at least the extra eight nights needed to make it a year old on Jan. 11. But, record-breaking run aside, Hair's success is only a symptom of the most successful year in Toronto's theatrical his- tory. Live, professional theatre is available on a more-or-less reg- DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. KOSACK Certified Dental Mechanic National Store Bldg. PH. 327-7244 Lethbrldga iilar basis at seven theatres. Best-known are the Royal Al- exandra, home of Hair, and the O'Kecfc Centre. Oilier full-time theatres are The St. Lawrence Centre, the P 1 a y h o u s e, the Global Village, the Dell, and tho Central Library Theatre. Toronto Workshop P r o d u c- lions, Theatre Passe Muraille, and Factory Lab Theatre aro Ihe most successful of a group of smaller, more intimate thea- tres. Haii' must he out of the Royal Alexandra Theatre by Jan. 18, Service Dec. 24 WRENTHAM (HNS) A Christmas Eve service will be held in the Wrentham Commu- nity Church at p.m. Dec. 24. when the first of a series o road N open. 1 Before tnat happens, nair wit have made its backers a grca deal of money. "Hair has already made ove: is a gooc theatre town if you give peopl what they said Ed Mirv ish, owner of the Royal Alcxan dra. The show has continued t surpass the a week tha is regarded as the break-cvei point. Although Hair is an importcl show, it does have a Canadia flavor. Composer Gait M- Dei-molt is from Montreal, arl the large cast was recruited i Toronto. Some of the other big hits tht have been a part of the curret theatrical boom have been OJ, ev-maker Jacques Brel, Diony- sus (in and and Justine. Now the Crest has returned to the lists with The Me Nobody Knows. Although the Royal Alexandra and O'Kccfc Centre will con- tinue to depend mainly on U.S.- based road show productions, the smaller professional thea- tres have reversed that trend. Productions of Oh, Coward! and Justine, both Toronto-based productions, have been exported to Chicago and New York CONTRACT LET EDMONTON (CP) Crone Bros. Ltd. of Calgary has been awarded a contract covering truck hauling for bridge work on Alberta high- ways. CYCLE COMPLETED KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) About one million sockeye salmon completed their four- year life span when they re- turned to spawn in the Adams River spawning grounds, 40 miles cast of this central British Columbia community. Today's Showtimes PARAMOUNT Short Subjects "Travelling Executioner" Last Complete Show PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects "Hello and Goodbye" Last Complete Show COLLEGE CINEMA "Firefly" Last Complete Show Movie shot in Alberta draws praise from critics Doors Open 8 p.m. Dancing 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. SERVATIONS NOW El Rancho's GALA NEW YEAR'S EVE FROLIC EL RANCHO CONVENTION CENTRE Ticket Admission OF Each Includes: Dancing to the music of Calgary's popular Bobby Van Quartet Food Noisemakers, Hats, etc. Ticket holders will be allowed a room for two for for this occasion Why nof spend the night in comfort after the celebra- tions! Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 327-5701 for tickets! AHied Arts Council of Lethbridge Presents A Christmas Pantomime "BABES IN THE WOOD" Starring FRANK FEATHERSTONE Yafes Memorial Centre Sat., Dec. 26th end p.m. Mon., Dec. 28th and p.m. Tues., Dec. 29th p.m. Tickets on sale at LEISTER'S Adults Students ACE BUILDING SUPPLIES COR. 5th AVE. AND 24lh ST. N. PHONE 328-7084 OR 328-8644 DICK STYNER IRENE'S TUCK SHOP (Next to Top Pizza-nth St. end 4th Ave. S.) Phone 327-3463 DELICIOUS HOMEMADE CANDY CANDY CANES 15c to 2.49 Ribbon Candy Snow Balls Peanut Clusters Nut Rolls Turkish Delight Pecan and Cashew logs Light and Dark Fudge Coconut Marshmallows Sugar Peanuts Peaunt Brittle Rock Candy Your Choice, Boxed For Christmas! 1 I I I I I t SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "ZIG color. Starring George Kennedy and Eli Wallach. Monday, and Tuesday, December 21 and 22. Monday show at p.m. Adult. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "THE GRASSHOPPER" In color. Starring Jacqueline Bisset, Joseph Cotton and Jim Brown. Monday and Tues- day, December 21 and 22. Monday show at p.m. Restricted Adult. TABER Tower Theatre "ANY GUN CAN color. Starring Gilbert Row- land. Monday and Tuesday, December 21 and 22. Monday shows at and p.m. Family. Get more out of life Take the family to a movia PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC SWIMMING AND SKATING SCHEDULE ADAMS PARK ICE CENTRE Tuesday, Dec. Free Public Skating............... p.m. Wednesday, Dec. Free Public Skating p.m. Beginners Skating p.m. Thursday, Dec. Free Public Skating p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26th (Boxing Free Family Skating noon Public Skating p.m. Public Skating p.m. Sunday, Dec. Beginners Skating p.m. Public Skating p.m. Family Skating.................. p.m. Monday, Dec. Free Public Skating p.m. LETHBRIDGE ARENA Wednesday, Dec. 23rd- Free Public Skating.............. p.m. Thursday, Dec. Free Beginners Skating........... p.m. CIVIC ICE CENTRE Wednesday, Dec. Free Public Skating p.m. Thursday, Dec. Free Public Skating p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26th (Boxing Free Beginners Skating noon Public Skating p.m. Public Skating p.m. Sunday, Dec. Beginners Skating p.m. Public Skating p.m. Monday, Dec. Free Public Skating p.m. NOTE: The rinks will be closed Christmas Day! PUBLIC SWIMMING SCHEDULE FRITZ SICK POOL Wednesday, Dec. NOQN HOUR SWIM.............. p.m. Free Public Swim p.m. Public Swim p.m. Thursday, Dec. Free Public Swim p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26th (Boxing Free Family Swim noon Regular Public Swim p.m. Sunday, Dec. Regujar Public Swim p.m. Regular Family Swim p.m. Monday, Dec. 28th- NOON HOUR SWIM.............. p.m. Free Public Swim p.m. NEW YORK (CP) Big Man, a new western movii which opened here this week many of York's leading critics into im mediate submission. They liked the film, som parts of which were photo- graphed in Alberta. They liked Dustin Hoffman's performance as Jack Crabb, a 121-year-old codger who in his reminiscences claims to Iiavt been raised by the Cheyenne In dians and to'be the last white survivor of Caster's Last Stand And they almost acclaimed the natural perform siice of Dan George, a Salisl chief front Vancouver who plays the role of Old Lodge Skins, a Cheyenne cliief who adoptee Crabb, Time magazine, in a near-ec static review, says: "The '70s has its first great epic. Blood brother to the 1903 one-reeler The Great Train Robbery, Little Big Man is the new western to begin all westerns." TRIED FOR OTHERS Time notes that director Ar- thur Penn had sought unsuc- cessfully to get Sir Laurence Olivier or Paul Scofield for the Indian-chief role. Then he awarded the part to Kichard Boone, who resigned before filming started. Only then die Penn assign the role to Chief George, and in this was "plumb lucky." "It was a momentous deci- says Time. "Dan George's stoicism and grace give him an almost biblical presence." Arthur Winsten in The Post says the chief's "nobility of be- havior and long-lasting loyalty sets records." John J. O'Connor in the Wall Street Journal saj's the per- formances of Chief George anr Cal Bellini, also in an Indian role, are first-rate. Gail Hock in Women's Wear Daily glares: "Chief Dan George has such innate dignity that he manages to rise above iome of Calder Willingham's lapses in the screenplay, and his performance is a joy. scene where the chief prepares 'or his own imminent death is priceless." BASED ON NOVEL Willingham wrote the screen- )lay from a novel by Thomas 3crger. N e w s d a y reviewer Joseph G elm is says: "Chief Dan George is a sage who is also a clown. When he dramati- cally lies out atop a hill to await leath, all he gets is rain in the ace. It is the moment that re- reals what Little Big Man is about." Most of the reviewers com- ilain of Uie length of the film, Disney workers settle strike HOLLYWOOD (-AP) Dis- leyland performers represented iy the American Guild of Vari- ty Artists reached a_contract ettlement here with Wait jJis- ey Productions, ending a strike f more than four months, pokesmen for both sides said. The guild and Disney an- ouncect the agree m e n t on a ew three year contract, but efused to disclose terms. The contract covers a total of 2 jobs, including Indian cere- monial dancers, Kids of the ingdom singers and dancers nd seasonal workers, a Disney wkesman said. They are due to return to ork at tlie Anaheim amuse- lent park immediately. The mployees walked off their jobs ug. 8, saying they were "terri- ly underpaid and union spokesman said. which runs 2'.z hours. Women's Wear Daily wonders how Indi- ans will respond to their film treatment, ranging from grave respect to buffoon. Vincent Canby in The Times says the film tries to cover loo much ground and sometimes ''wears its social concerns so blatantly that they look like war paint." Nevertheless "it is one of the maybe half-dozen Ameri- can movies of this year that won't make you ponder the pos- sibility of a subsidy plan to pay film-makers not to work I FAMOUS last words.. Look, the money he saves on HAIRCUTS he BLOWS on SPARK PLUGS, RACING SLICKS HIGH-LIFT CAMSHAFTS, EXHAUST CUT-OUTS and WOODY WOODPECKER DECALS1 So I'm getting him a book of FAMOUS PLAYERS THEATRE TICKETS for Christmas I HOW ELSE am I going to get him to take me to a show? Now on sale af all theatre box offices EATON'S MAIN OFFICE 2nd FLOOR PARAMOUNT OFFICE Next Door to Leister's Music Shop COLLEGE TONIGHT ONLY af and p.m. FAMILY'S- E VIREFXY -II, ALLAN JONES 'WARREN WILLIAM SHOWING TOMORROW ONLY Matinee Evening and p.m. FAMILY IOVE l-A-U-G-H-S a LAURENCE I ffHh MARY BOUND EBNA MAY MAUREUl O'SULLIVAH AHH RUTHERFORD FRIEDA IKLSCORT Directed by Robert 2. Leonard CINEMA 4lh AVE an, ST 327-5100 SHOWING TODAY THRU THURSDAY Dany. A little too young for her husband, A little too knowing for her lover. RESTRICTED ADULT MATINEE DAILY P.M. ZCIh tti. In AjSKilllon GEORGE W. GEOflGE AKO FRANK GRAKAT CURT CRAWFORD -JURGENS GENEVIEVEG1LLES "Hello- Goodbye" GUUI Appunnce IRA FURSTENBERG EVENING 2 SHOWS at and p.m. Music By FRANCIS LAI Color By DE LUXE' ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM ON 2OTH CENTURY-FOX RECORDS "Why Do We Fight Their Wars For 2 SHOWS and p.m. CHRISTOPHER HOPKINS THELOOKIN66LASSWAR t Starts Tomorrow ;