Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Film may be victim of own hoopla Publicity for thunderous Top producer learned lesson Elks of Lothbridge DINING ROOM OPEN SUNDAYS Dining Room Only to p.m. MAY 19th CURRIED SHRIMP NEW YORK STEAK CHILDREN'S ORDERS For Phone 327-7219 EVERYTUESDAY SMORGASBORD 5 30 Ic 7.30 p.m. Comi and Enjoy III For Members and Invited Guests only By DICK KLEINER HOLLYWOOd Great may be a victim of its own hoopla There is a tendency to sneer at which are released with such a thunderous publicity and to classify as terrible isn't terrible If it hadn't been relreased with such noise it would have been greeted as a fine movie As it it will undoubtedly be profitable for Paramount and David the producer Mernck's name on the credits is particularly interesting Long one of Broadway's most prolific his decision to move into the cinema arena is worth examination Mernck says that it was the decline in Broadway coupled with the rising costs of producing that made him interested in film He likes to be so he elected to try his hand at making movies He first made the film version of his Broadway It opened and closed quickly but it taught him a lesson 'Child's Play he done as a low-budget film 1 learned an important lesson Hollywood doesn't care about any film that costs less than 5 million I learned that a picture has to be costly before Hollywood cares about it 'Gatsby' cost 5 million He says he always loved the F Scott Fitzgerald which is how it all began He traces the movie's history this way started when All who was then married to Bob was asked by Bob what part sne a like to play She said Daisy in 'Gatsby Evans came to because he knew I knew Fitzgerald's who owned the rights to the book I talked Scottie into letting me make the him That took some doing She said Hollywood had never done right by her father's books She said I could try it We got All and Bob but then AH and Bob Evans split up caused a year's delay Ah began going around with Steve McQueen At one Steve's Fredd ic called me and suggested Steve for the part of Gatsby CANADIAN ROLLER DERBY May 20th p.m. EXHIBITION PAVILION CANADIAN ALL STARS ftdmllllnn M M HMCfMrt 13.00 BALTIMORE WASHINGTON CATS CMMran 00 olf lor First intarntfional Roller Derby League Lrthbfldg. PLUS HALF TIME GIRLS RACE Exhibition Office Watch Roller Derby every Saturday on Chanrel 13 at 330 p m Head of cable TV firm raps profit split idea Enjoy your holiday at the RAINBOW HOTEL Great Montana SPECIAL Single Double No Shortage SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES Theatre MAURIE in color Starring Frank Ross and Douglas Morrow Thursday Friday and May 17 and 18 Thursday show at 815pm FAMILY FORT Theatre 'CAHILL in color Starring John Wayne Thursday Friday and Saturday May 16 17 arid 18 Thursday show at 8 00 p m FAMILY PINCHER Theatre COPS AND ROBBERS in color Starring Cliff Gorman Thursday May 16 Show at 815 p m ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN Theatre VARRICK in color Starting Walter Mat- thau and Joe Don Baket Thursday Friday drift Sat- urday Miy 16 17 and 18 Thursday -shows at 700 nnd 9 00 p m ADULT NOT FOR CHILD- REN WHEN AT EXPO'74 QUEENS DEN CANADIAN EXHIBIT street from tht opera BELMORE'S MUSEUM ALBERTA LABOR CLUB Corner 2nd and 13th St. North Weekend Entertainment IN THE CLUBROOMS May 17th and 18th 12th Street'B'Band' II Members and their Invited Guests WINNIPEG The president of the Canadian Cable Television Association took strong exception to a Manitoba government suggestion that surplus profits from two Winnipeg cable companies be diverted to other broadcasters in the province Robert Short of Ottawa told a news conference that the concept of excess profits a mythical one He said Statistics Canada figures show the Canadian cable television industry is in a negative working capital position in all provinces where it operates Mr Short said the Manitoba government's calculations of so called surplus profits are probably based on figures which are five years old and which don't take into account inflation and higher interest rates in recent years He said that a companion govprnment proposal tor the Manitoba Telephone System to take over all cable hardware in the province within five years could discourage future investment by the companies in Manitoba Under that he jaid cable companies would reduced to little more than nil collectors for the publicly owned telephone company You might as well join the company and get a pension Show Times Under New Management RAY'S RECORDLAND Rene and Eva Masse Special 1 week A 49 K-TEL MUSIC POWER 317 7 St. S. Phone 327-5431 PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects 7 00 9 10 BLAZING SADDLES 7 35 S 45 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 10 ADULT NOT SUITABLE COR CHILDREN PARAMOUNT CINEMA ShO't Subjects 7 20 9 20 LAST DETAIL 7 35 9 40 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 20 AOJLT kNTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA GREAT GATSBY 7 00 9 20 No Short Subjects TWO COMPLETE SHOWS 7 00 9 25 ADULT fNTEHTAiNMENT GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE STUDbNl NURSES 930 PRIVATE DUTY NURSES 11 15 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 930 GATFS OPbN 845 RESTRICTED ADUL1 TONIGHT THRU SATURDAY AT THE MINERS' 733-13th St. N. 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Second Big Feature THE MOST FANTASTIC SCIENCE ADVENTURE LAST TIMES Duty And paramount Last Times Tonite Adult Not Suitable For Children TBLRZING Last Times Tonite Suitable For Children THE LAST STARTS Showin9At TOMORROW KEHniZfll and p.m. So runny It Moves To The Paramount Cinema Suitable For Children Course Language Throughout 5 More Days Starting Friday college cinema The Roaring 20's Brought Vividly gone the romance that divine. Now Showing At p.m. o The Screen DfMD PflOOUaiOn Of mifl FRRROJU ADULT HfllnSLflCKAOTT ADULT Matinee Monday Only At 2 P.M. Doors Open P.M. paramount Starts Tomorrow At and 9 P.M. Happy Family Holiday Entertainment Family MAGICAL WHIRL WALTDISNEY5 750 Anytime CARTOON CLASSIC x AHCE TEGHIUCObOR WALT DISNEY'S THE THOMOUAHIIIIKO 0 OM 1 O NC D m P cdvci ens Continuous Showings Saturday First Show Starts At 2 P.M. Box Office Opens At P.M. Sunday 2 Shows 2 p.m. and p.m. Matinee Men. 2 p.m.