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Farewell, Razorback Theater

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Sort of sad to see the old Razorback Theater close on North College. I can still remember back in 1977, when lines were several blocks long to see the original “Star Wars,” and in the winter in 1978 (back when we still had winters in Fayetteville) the lines were equally as long to see “Superman.

Of course, the Razorback isn’t the first theater to bite the dust. The old Malco - out by Hancock Fabrics - was so desperate for customers before it closed that they were only charging $1 admission. Of course, by that point, the only movies they could get in were the sort that these days would go straight to DVD.

And the Mall? Was it ever comfortable?

While you were glad that films like “Fahrenheit 9/11" came to Fayetteville at all, there was the downside of having to watch them in a crap theater like the one in the mall.  I'm surprised that it is holding on.

And why don’t we have an I-Max in this part of the state?

Before we get off the subject of old movie theaters, does anyone recall when the old Apollo in downtown Springdale ran X-rated movies? Boy, people went crazy over that!

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I ran into an old supervisor from the Mexican Original last week, and we shared a laugh about the old M.O. building on Huntsville Road - the one the city bought from Tyson Foods, and doesn’t seem to know what to do with.

He said he’d have liked to have been in the building during the recent storms, just to see if it leaked as much as it did when it was in operation.

Money well-spent, Fayetteville . . .

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John Boozman - GOP Drone

John Boozman is upset about ads critical of his stance on SCHIP.

But is Boozman upset about being seen as unsympathetic towards poor children, or being revealed  yet again as just another GOP drone?

One of these days - or so runs one of my favorite fantasies - the GOP leadership is going to say, “John, we don’t have any instructions for you today. Let your conscience be your guide.”

No doubt he’d run home and hide under the covers, trembling with fright.

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On the Air with Betsey Wright

I’ll be on vacation next week, but folks may be interested in watching an interview I did with Betsey Wright, death penalty opponent, which will be replayed on C.A.T. the week after next. It’s a fascinating interview.

Dates and times:

Monday, Oct. 22 - 7pm
Tuesday, Oct. 23 - noon
Saturday, Oct. - 27 - 6pm

Those wishing to obtain a copy of the show, or to learn more about public access  can contact C.A.T. at 444-3433.

Now I can go on vacation . . .

rsdrake@nwark.com

 

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