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Page 14-E The Michigan Daily,--Thursday, September 8, 1983



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The;Michigan Daily - Thursday, Sep

By Halle Czechowski
H APPY HOURS may be the quintes-
sential college experience. It's
hard to beat having a few drinks with
friends after Friday classes, and in Ann
Arbor opportunities abound to get those
drinks at a minimum cost.
Happy hour can be a place to meet
friends, a quick stop on the way back
from classes, or a method of making
Friday's dorm dinner tolerable, but
above all it is a prelude to the weekend.
Most start about the same time
students are finishing the last class of
the week, and they are a great way to
forget how tough that class was, how
incompetent your teaching assistant is,
and how much studying you have to do
over the weekend. Several campus bars
cater expressly to this purpose.
At Dooley's the deals start at 2:00
Friday afternoon - all drinks and
draught beers are two-for-one and hot-
dogs are a quarter until 7:00.
Dooley's happy hour draws in the
average jock and dorm crowd, but for
soap opera fans this bar has the advan-
tage. It plays the whole ABC afternoon
lineup of "One Life To Live" and
"General Hospital" on a big screen TV.
A popular spot for students to rub
elbows with an occasional professor or

Happy hours: The only place to be on Friday afternoons.

University administrator is the U-club
in the Michigan Union.
From 4:00 to 7:00 pitchers are $2 and
mixed drinks are a buck. Perhaps just
as important,ahowever, is the free pop-
corn, cheese, and crackers.
A more interesting mix of people
gather at Rick's for drink specials bet-
ween 3:00 and 8:00. One can expect
anyone from graduate students to
engineers to complete fraternities.
While the prices are not that spec-

tacular - $1 for mixed drinks and $2 for
pitchers of beer - it is a good place to
meet people.
The Art School, of all places, offers
the most interesting happy hour
around. The trip to North Campus may
be a little long, but it won't seem so bad
on the way back. Once you get to the Art
and Architecture Building just follow
the signs.
The fun starts at 4:30, but get there a
little early to avoid a long line. Beer is
sold by the glass, three for a dollar, un-
til the kegs are dry.
Entertainment is always free and
usually a band, and if you're lucky you
may win one of the door prizes they give
away. Art school T-shirts are raffled off
with your beer tickets (i.e. the drunker
you are, the better your chance to win).

If you're looking to get away from
the campus bar scene, try a happy hour
at a downtown bar.
One of the most interesting, both in
clientele and appearance, is the Full
Moon. With its art deco motif, and
decorative streetlamps, this bar and
restaurant takes on the atmosphere of
Chicago in the 1920's. From 5:00 to 7:00
it offers bar blends and draft beer for 75
cents, and if Friday is a bad day for
you, they also have happy hour from
11:00 to midnight Sunday through
Try one or try them all, but no college
experience is complete without going to
at least one happy hour. It may take a
couple of tries, but eventually you will
find the bar and the atmosphere that
fits you and your pocketbook.



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wood and Fox-Village theaters are run
by United Artists, who routinely show
advertisements for autos and stereo
systems before the movie starts.
The State Theater might have looked
quite impressive five years ago, but
we'll never know - the theater has
been split down the middle and horizon-
tally right under the balcony resulting
in four small theaters. It generally gets
a few first-run and one or two off-beat,
second-run films. On Friday and Satur-
day nights, the State, Briarwood, and
Fox-Village theaters present midnight
movies. Usually a mish-mash of cult
favorites, x-rated features, and staples
like Apocalypse Now, 2001, the mid-
night shows have proven to be- very
popular. The State has been showing
Harold and Maude for so long at mid-
night that it's almost a University
distribution requirement.

The Ann Arbor Theater also split up
into two medium-sized - screens, but
more than makes up for the loss with
their regular bookings of newer foreign-
films and odd small-budget movies.
Now and then, the Ann Arbor also
shows midnight movies.
The Campus Theater has one of the
last big screens to be found within

walking distance of campus. It's
usually devoted to a movie with strong
box-office potential - E.T. held on for
most of the second-half of 1982; Return
of the Jedi should be at least as strong a
draw. .
The Wayside is a bit off the beaten
path way off in Ypsilanti, but the big
screen may be worth it. Rounding off
this town's theater grab-bag is . the

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