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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Hold onto your it's 'Earthquake' time By DICK KLEINER HOLLYWOOD If scared the pants off just wait until comes along. Your shirt and socks may be the next to go. is the latest in the new breed of Hollywood spectacles to go before the cameras. It follows in the same tradition as rand Poseidon and will itself be followed by These are big'films dealing with contemporary .disasters and they're the nearest thing to spectacles that Hollywood of the '70s can produce. Producer director Mark ANGLO Sells SPEAKERS At Lower Prices 419-5th Street S. Robson showed me a reel of and I can tell you that it's a temblor which will make you a quake to make you shake. they've besides shooting scenes of earthquake inspired fires and floods and falling is add a new kind of sound system. Speakers are installed in the rear of the theatre so you are surrounded by the sound of the quake the grinding noise of crumbling civilization. When the water breaks through the you hear it rushing at you from behind. It's deliciously frightening. They aren't through shooting. Robson showed me a six-storey building they're putting up in one end of the Universal soundstage- It represents six stories of a skyscraper and il is built to crumble. All the interior sets are built on so they can be made to teeter and totter. All the exterior sets have covering so they can devastate easily. Elks Club of Lethbridge DINING ROOM NOW OPEN SUNDAYS Dining Room Only to p.m. May 12th Mother's Day Prime Rib of Beef-Steak and Lobster Tail-Roait Turkey CHILDREN'S ORDERS For Phone 327-7219 EVERY TUESDAY SMORGASBORD to p.m. Come ind Enjoy For Members and Invited Guests only ___ SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre ROY in color. Starring Paul Newman Thursday. Friday and May 10 and 11. Thursday show at p.m. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre TWO in color. Starring Gregory Peck Friday and May 10 and 11. Thursday show at p m. ADULT. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre in color. Starring Ryan O'Neal and Tatum O'Neal. Thursday. Friday and Saturday. May 9. 10 and 11. Thursday show at p.m. ADULT. TABER Tower Theatre in color. Starring Gene Hackman May 9 shows at 7-00 and p.m. ADULT. Pruegger's Annual INVENTORY CLEARANCE 3 DAYS ONLY Sat. accouttics and electrics GUITARS OFF REGULAR PRICES. Brand such and Also Used Gretcn and Fender Guitar for sale Amplifiers Student Professional OFF REGULAR PRICES Brand Also Used Darius. ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT All Rhythm Electronic Band Wan and Sustain Elc. DRUMS both student and professional sets. OFF REGULAR PRICE Brand narrwa Mich at Baxter and Star. Also clearing Flutes. Autohirps. Banjos. Drum etc. OUR ANNUAL FABULOUS SALE WITH TOO MANY ITEMS TO MENTION HERE. PRUEGGERS MUSIC LTD. St. S. Phont 329-3151 The quake and the special effects are the real stars of this one but there are some pretty fair humans too. The big cast is headed by Charlton Ava George Lome Genevieve Richard Marjoe Barry Lloyd Nolan and Victoria Principal. It's one of the studdest of star studded casts. Heston gets killed in this film. He says he's been killed off in a surprising number of his surprising because he's always been a leading man and leading men are traditionally supposed to survive. He's defied that tradition hasn't seemed to have had an adverse effect on my he says. just shows you if you give the public what it He says he took the part because he was it would be a commercial success. he to be in a commercial success now and He says it is a unique experience for an actor to be in a film in which the actors aren't as important as the special effects. Opportunity awaits good black actors LOS ANGELES In Ben Vereen's first Sweet his lines consisted of repeated three times and Today. Vereen is co- starring with Barbra James Caan and Sharif in Funny stardom at 27 Jemonstrates anew the opportunities in show business for a new generation of black entertainers In Funny a continuation of the Fanny Brice Vereen plays Bert a combination of the great stars Bert Williams and Bill Robinson He is playing the ultimate stereotype in Funny Lady Uncle Tom to Streisand's Little Eva in a comedy sketch. Ben Vereen worked as a dancer in the Las Vegas edition of Sweet Charity with .Juliet and director Bob Fosse picked him for the him version with Shirley MacLaine. Ben's two lines came in the Sammy Davis Jr. dance number. Towering Inferno movie production costliest ever Special effects Above some of the special such as this quake-jumbled office take top billing in the new Stars in the film include Charlton Ava Gardner and Lome Greene. 'Soft approach9 chosen by B.C. for Expo crowds Wash. British Columbia has chosen what its officials call soft at Expo telling fairgoers about the province without a single word spoken or written. The B.C. pavilion on Canada Island at the Spokane World's Fair which opened Saturday is designed keeping with Expo's theme of environmental tell visitors about the good things in the province and how residents feel about nature. Audio-visual displays show such scenes as rippling flowers and birds. Officials said the decision to include only good environmen- tal features was not a political move The decision was made on the basis of artistic interpretation of the fair's environmental said Pat Burns of who helped create the seven- screen presentation that is the main feature of the B.C. exhibit purpose would a shot of a garbage heap Relationships with nature are stressed throughout the painted an earthy in keeping with the natural approach designed for Canada Island visitors wander darkened scattered with boulders and tree trunks appearing to grow up from the floor There are slide projections on the on table tops and in a all showing natural scenes. The only people to appear in the shots are Indians who lived long ago. The pavilion also contains an exhibition area for the contained sketches and jewelry by Bill an exponent of Haida Indian art from Vancouver. Due to cancellation the SABRES Dance Band is MAY 25th PHONE 328-2969 LABOR CLUB Corner 2nd and 13th St. North Weekend Entertainment IN THE CLUBROOMS Thursday Night Friday and Saturday May 10th and 11th Members and their Invited Guests Centre hires Soviet ballet instructor Alta. Nalalya senior instructor of the Moscow Academic Choreographic will instruct students in the ballet division at the Banff Centre for six weeks this summer. is a real 'Neil associate director of the said today in making the announcement. have been told that we are the only institution in North America that will have a Russian ballet teacher in residence this Only 40 professionals and advanced students will be admitted to Mrs. Zolotova's master class which begins Julv 1. Show Times PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects- 700 9.10 BLAZING SADDLES. 7.35 9.45 LAST COMPLETE SHOW. 9.10 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN PARAMOUNT CINEMA PAPILLON- 630 905 No Short Subjects TWO COMPLETE SHOWS 6'30 9 05 ADULT NOT'SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN COLLEGE CINEMA LAST TANGO IN PARIS' 7-QO 9 10 No Short Subjects TWO COMPLETE SHOWS. 7 00 9 10 RESTRICTED ADULT GREEN ACRES SAVE THE TIGER- 9-15 PAPER MOON 11.20 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 9 15 GATES OPEN e.45 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT LOS ANGELES The man who overturned an ocean the film industry- new is going to set fire to the world's tallest building. Irwin Allen is the man with the match. His studio-made disaster begins today with opening scenes of The Towering Inferno. Allen claims these records for the new the most ex- pensive cast of all the costliest sets in Hollywood history and the first coproduction by two major studios. Allen is the man who pro- duced The Poseidon he already has pulled in million at the world's box offices. Its success prompted film companies to search for other people-in-disaster projects. Allen's home 20th Century-Fox made a bid of for an unpublished The about a group of celebrities trapped in a burning skyscraper the night before its opening. Warner snatched it away fora a miracle Allen related. came another book The Glass about the world's tallest building which catches fire during a celebration on the night before the opening. Different writers with different publishers working on different coasts had come up with the same plot. I gulped real hard and told the Fox executives. 'Buy it.' They shelled out Allen's idea of a coproduction was at first dismissed as but Fox executives agreed to discuss it with their Warner Frustrating night for audience ST Nfld The second night of the Theatre Canada Dominion Drama Festival was a frustrating one for the audience as it had difficulty hearing the actors in two plays presented by the Winnipeg Art Gallery Theatre productions. Anima teur Norma Spnngford told the actors they should have tried harder when they felt the audience losing interest An Ammateur is a professional director who is supposed to involve the audience in discussions with the actors Gloria one of the applogized for the group's inability to project. She was speaking after the performance as the audience got a chance to talk with the actors. The Winnipeg group presented two Tennessee Williams plays Suddenly Last Summer and A Perfect Analysis Given By A Parrot About 100 of the 700 who attended the productions stayed to talk to the actors. Animateur Phillip Spensley said he didn't feel the hand of the author in the performances. A member of the audience said the plays deserved an intimate type of theatre and the arts and culture centre in St. John's was perhaps too big. The real success story of the festival seems to be the basement theatre productions which are sold out for the rest of the week. On the audience that attended a production by Theatron written by Robert appreciated the presentation of the play rather than its contents. Some people found the play hard to follow because il contained both English and French sections but Mr. Tembeck rejected any criticism because he said he feels Canadian audiences should be able to understand bilingual plays. COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC AND MUSEUM Miy Ntay MIT May 13 FMTZSKX Swim 1200-1 00 Swim 12.00-1 OOP m Free Family Swim p.m Public Swim 7 30-8-30 p Swim 3 00-6 00 Swim 1'00-S'OO p m Family Swim 6 00-8 00 p Swim 00 pm. SIR ALEXANDER MLT 00-4-30 p 00-5 OOp Resigns post Ga. Charles has resigned as president of Coca- Cola the world's largest soft-drink manufacturer. He was elected to the post in 1971. reluctantly decided for' personal and family reasons not to offer myself for re- election as Duncan said in a statement at a board of directors' meeting. The board elected 55-year- old J. Lucian a senior to succeed who remains on the counterparts. After seeing dramatic sketches depicting the sky- scraper holocaust. Warner agreed 10 terms. Allen bears responsibility for making the film. Stirling who wrote did the script from both books. The cast so Steve McQueen. Paul Wil- liam Holden. Faye Uunaway. Fred Astaire. Jennifer Jones. Robert Wagner. Richard Chamberlain. O. J. Simpson college cinema NOW SHOWING AT AND P.M. is not a 'dirty' movie. The film is sensitive and completely shattering in its intensity. by all see 'Last Aaron Family Circle RESTRICTED ADULT-COARSE LANGUAGE AND FRANK TREATMENT OF ADULT SEXUALITY MAY BE OBJECTIONABLE TO SOME j NOW SHOWING At p.m. Adult Not Suitable For Children OTIS YOUNG QUAID JAMES PONICSAN green acres drive-in TONITE FRI. SAT. and SUN. Best Supporting Tatum O'Neal Best Jack Lemmon FMMCTMM PAPU f COMPANION FEATURE IN COLOR SAVE THE TIGER IN COLOR Starring Academy Award Winner Jack Lemmon Gates open one complete show 9 p.m. paramount NOW SHOWING AT P.M. THE FUNNIEST WHACKIEST WESTERN YOU'LL SEE THIS ADULT-NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN BROOKS GENEWIKR SWIUB6 DMDHOUSIN ;