Wednesday, .September 2; 1970
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, September 2, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Eleven
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By NADINE COHODAS
.You don't have to be rich to see a movie
in Ann Arbor, even though three of the
four major theatres in town charge a cool
Some spots will let you in for-are you
ready-only 75 cents or maybe even 50
cents. And although once in a while some
places may ask a whole dollar there is also
an occasional flick sponsored by University
Activities Center or some other student
The bargain movies are usually pretty
decent. Last year brought back some peren-
nial old favorites-Bette Davis and Anne
Baxter in All About Eve, Humphrey Bogart
and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca-and
some of the newer films as well, including
Bonnie and Clyde and Bedazzled.
The cheapie peepies are especially good
for foreign movies such as Godard's Con-
tempt-films which win critical acclaim
but don't make it to the American box
office. And they're pretty'good at bringing
back old movies parents remember with
great nostalgia-Orson Welles in Citizen
Kane, Greta Garbo and her immortal "I
want to be alone" in Grand Hotel and
Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator.
Cinema Guild in the Architecture Aud.,
Cinema II in Aud. A of Angell Hall, and
the Radical Film Series at Canterbury
House offer films for the 75 cent budget.
Cinema II concentrates primarily on
recent films such as Bedazzled, but oc-
casionally brings back old favorites like
Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland.
Cinema Guild has many foreign films,
and throws in lots of American classics
from Forty-Second Street to Birth of a
It also puts on a number of festivals each
year, devoted to a top director like Godard
or a top actor like Bogart or maybe Just a
special medium, like science fiction.
Cinema Guild runs movies Thursday
through Saturday all year long with some
specials sandwiched in the earlier, part of
the week. Cinema II is less industrious and
shows films only on Friday and Saturday
and once in a while on Sundays for the
movies in great demand.
Cinema 'Guild is. probably Ann Arbor's
most notorious low-cost film house. In
1966 it made large headlines when the Ann
Arbor police headed by Det. Lt. Eugene
Staudenmaier seized the film Flaming
Creatures during a performance. They said
it was obscene.
Associated with the American Revolu-
tionary Media (ARM), the Radical FilM
Series, which uses Canterbury House to
show movies, offers 75 cent flicks every
Wednesday night. The fall schedule is not
definite yet but this past year the series
sponsored Battle of Algiers, Bergman's
Wild Strawberries, and Chaplin's The
In addition to these three major cheeple
peepie houses, there are several smaller
organizations and some ad hoc movie en-
thusiasts who sponsor films. The Ark on
Hill St., Cinnamon Cinema on Lincoln St.
and Newman Center all offer low-admis-
sion f i lm s - many of them homemade
movies by Ann Arbor cinematographers.
Ocassionally there will be a movie in one
of the dorms.
And during finals, somebody always come
through with a flick or two in the Multi-
purpose Room of the Jndergraduate Li-
But if you really must go to a bonafide
theatre, you still can do it on less than
millionaires earnings. Just go to.P Satur-
day or Wednesday matinee. They're only
$1.50 till 6 p.m. and the popcorn's just as
peepies at the
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