Monday, January 17, 2011
'That Nasty Movie' Coming Here
AT $5.50 PER SEAT, it’s doubtful that the average film-goer is going to casually drop in to view the movie. It seemed like only a few years ago that a controversy was raging over the film “Lolita.” Last Friday night it could have been in everyone’s living room had they turned on their TV sets at 11:30 p.m. If anyone has a strenuous objection to “that nasty movie,” as some call it, they really don’t have any problem. Just don’t go.
In fact, they can invest their money in an exclusive two-day engagement of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Mikado” showing at the Hills Wednesday and Thursday, March 8 and 9. It is being shown at only nine Detroit area theaters, not quite as exclusive as “Ulysses,” but the price will definitely be cheaper.
WHEN THE assistant to the Oakland University chancellor, Herb Stoutenburg, spoke to the Regional Planning Commission a week ago, he was tossed the usual question— “Will Oakland University ever get into football and build a stadium?” The university administration from the beginning has taken a stand against the high-pressure intramural sports. But eventually they have conceded to some of the low-pressure ones such as swimming, track and now basketball. But Herb says that football is out as far as he can see into the future.
Secretly, though, Herb admits with a smile, that a new development might convince him to change his mind in the matter. Seems as though the campus newspaper, the ”Oakland Observer,” has declared that should a stadium ever be built, an appropriate name would be “Stoutenburg Stadium.”
Living only a few short blocks from the campus myself, I can hardly wait until the day a stadium is built and crowd of 50,000 arrives for a Saturday afternoon game. Just think of the money that will be rolling in as cars park all over my lawn!
* * *SUBURBAN NOTE: Housebroken nowadays means you’re buying one.