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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, August 18, 1986, Page 18, Image 18

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18 The Tar Heel Monday, August 18. 1986 Theatres provide broad range By CATHERINE COWAN Staff Writer Whether your cinematic taste leads you to the decadent entertainment of "Meatballs IT or the cultural bril liance of "Ran." there are several movie theaters in town and out that can serve you. The oldest theater in Chapel Hill is the Carolina Blue and White. Located on the corner of Franklin and Columbia next to Top of the Hill, the Carolina shows first-run feature films such as "About Last Night" and "Karate Kid II." Tickets sell at $4 with a discount price of $2.75 for the very first showing of a new movie, said Tim Sherill, assistant manager. The Carolina was built in 1944 and originally had piano players' and other live entertainment before films. There was a different movie every day. and the manager, E.C. Smith, was a important figure in Chapel Hill. The theater was split into a two screen operation in 1976, Sherill said. Another favorite Chapel Hill theater is the Varsity, located on Franklin Street next to the Intimate Bookshop. Shows are $4.50, with $3 matinees playing before 6 p.m. on weekdays. Pat Manning, an employee at the Varsity, said the theater shows mostly art and foreign films. The Varsity used to be one theater until it was bought out by Janus Co.; which turned it into an art house and made it a duplex. One theater no one can forget is the Union Auditorium. The Union shows over 200 different movies during the school year and summer, most of which are free with a UNC I.D., said Robin Whiteside, outgoing film committee chairman. The sche dule of films includes recent features, classics and foreign films, with special Photo ID'S $9.00 & up Pictures for Job Applications and Resumes 2 for $5 Laminating $1 and up All Done While You Waif V 4 i VHLi I GAD 361-4698 2501 Highway 54 Durham, NC (3 miles from Woodcroft) Mm E. Franklin 942-0127 FINEST SELECTION OF CAROLINA SPORTSWEAR AND WIESVIOiABIIM Active Sportswear Greek Sportswear e Plain Sportswear Class Rings Gifts Trophies and Awards Large selection of 100 Cotton tanks and t-shirts WE SPECIALIZE IN CUSTOM IMPRINTING T-Shirts, Tanks, Shorts, Sweats, Glassware, Buttons, Bumper Stickers, Frisbees, and much more YOU NAME IT, WE PRINT IT. With this ad: 15 discount on all instore purchases Hours: M-F 9:30-8:00, Sat. 9:30-7:00, Sun. 10:00-5:00 speakers sometimes featured before a film. Movies are planned by students on the Film Committee, one of the 11 student-run committees within the Carolina Union, which is looking for new members for the fall. Schedules of fall movies will be available during registration. Other theaters in Chapel Hill are the Ram Triple, located on Rosem ary Street next to Molly Maguire's, and Plaza Theater on Elliott Road in Kroger Plaza. Special discounts at these theaters include a $2 Tuesday bargain night at the Ram, and $2.50 matinees on weekdays until 6 p.m. at the Plaza. Both theaters show first run features. Two theaters out of town may be of special interest to students. The Carolina Theater, located in down town Durham, is famous for its showing of current art films. Opened in 1926 as a public auditorium, the theater is now a historic landmark, said manager Stephen Barefoot. While you are there, you can enjoy a beer or glass of wine from the theater's ballroom upstairs. The Rialto Theater is the oldest independent single-screen operation in Raleigh. The theater shows clas- r" 1 f r " Trm i TTimni 1 1 n n vn 1 1 1 m 1 1 1 1 i if j in n , , , , L "itwri LJ 'WWWfwwwuKaoori. in)MII )nr- Tar Heel Christopher Baroudi The Varsity Theater on Franklin Street 9 mom If, '"H'l f If ,? ?? sics, independent and foreign films, and no film stays for longer than one week, said owner Roy Harp. Often playing is a double feature of movies by the same director or with the same themes, and sometimes the theater plays an entire film festival of one director's work. The Rialto opened in 1939, and Harp has owned it since 1980. Special discounts include $1 off the normal admission price of $3.50 for students showing their I.D.'s and a non-expiring book of ten tickets for $20. A monthly schedule of movies is available at the theater, and The Spectator magazine regularly lists the Rialto's showings. Harp said as many students drive to the theater from Chapel Hill and Durham as come from N.C. State. "I like to think of the Rialto as cinema education," Harp said. "We put things on that are considered to be cinema masterpieces and show them on the big screen in their original state as they were meant to be." Show respect to mechanics for better care service By DWIGHT MARTIN Staff Writer Like their counterparts in the 159 E. Franklin St. fcii.OTilltnillillIIIIMWlffn mini mil III ljfa ' v..v8w.WM Welcome to the "Soda Fountain" come in and visit with Joyce, Willie Mae and Reuben, They've been serving UNC students our famous homemade lemonade, orangeade, old fashioned milkshakes and good food for over forty years. COUPON COUPON COUPON Good for 1 FREE orangeade or lemonade at Chapel Hill's oldest drugstore A Carolina Tradition Since 1923 Student charge accounts welcome general population, many university students have a strong disrespect for auto service personnel. According to a report issued by UNC's Student Consumer Action Union, this bias often causes students to deal with mechanics in a less than effective way. But by using a little psychology or displaying an "understanding, respect, and interest in the mechanic, his work," students can often receive excellent results, according to SCAU's "Automotive Repair Guide." "Most shops try to be fair and honest," the report said. "Many repair problems are simply the result of misunderstandings between the consumer and the mechanic." But the report warned, "Some shops ... do not always have the best intentions in mind." SCAU recommends shopping around to avoid unscrupulous mechanics. The report provides information on reputations of local automotive repair shops. It recommends that students consider factors like conven ience, quality of work and mechan ical specilities when choosing a place to take your car. When you find a good mechanic, whether he works at a small specialty shop, gas station or new car dealer, stick, with him. What you do when dropping your car off for repairs is often crucial to the satisfaction you receive after picking it up, the report said. SCAU recommends taking the following actions: Speak to the individual who is going to perform the repairs; describe the problems to that person. Describe the nature of the problems specifically. See MECHANICS page 34 1 per customer Li j Good thru September 1st, 1986

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