put a lot into that old place including
some of his heart. The Old Plantation •
ON THE BEAT WITH BEATTY
On the Bar Scene, we have several new
places opening, and all are doing well.
Joe's Other Place opened a few weeks
i ago. I should say they had their grand
opening a few weeks ago. They have
J been open going on two months. There
was a lo* of preparation and most of it
was taken care of by the boy with a million dollar smile (David). Joe tells me
he turned into a carpenter, plumber, elec-
t trician and painter overnight. It took
longer than that to complete all of these
t chores, but with the patient coaching of
Joe Elliot, it all eventually came about.
r David is the bartender, but they also have
' a couple of barmaids that lend to the
pleasant atmosphere while diligently going about their duties. The place is big,
clean and conveniently located with a
t large parking lot. Haskell and Lemmon
', [ is only a short skip from the Forest and
t T.J.'s and close to the Ramrod and Crews
Located on Fitzhugh across from the
Barrel is the new One Way In, which also
had its grand opening a few weeks ago. lt
was very successful, and Carol and Glen
are happy with their crowd. It's mostly
women, a lot of them former customers
of Mary's Barrel, which has been sold and
converted into a neighborhood bar. The
One Way In is located in a club which had
been closed for some time. Pat and Glen
were satisfied with most of the decor as it
was, so it required very little going over.
It's a big oval shaped bar with a good-
sized dance floor and a pool table. The
bar bourbon is great. Try it!
As we go to the other end of the beat
up toward the Oaklawn area, we find the
old Mother's Blues has changed again.
Scott is the manager of the Old Plantation
has two bars which are quite different
from one another. In the main bar, they ■
have two bartenders who are running all
the time. There are booths around the
outside wall and in the center is the dance J
floor. The theme is rock. The back bar
is my favorite with its Western atmosphere, pool tables and a honky-tonk
piano, Blue Ribbon on tap and cute bartenders.
Dallas is once again blessed with a delightful blond boy from Tennessee behindl
the bar at the Marlboro. His name is
Larry, and if you should come in without j
a smile, he'll give you one of his. There's '
15-cent beer (Coors) on tap and free pea- l
nuts on Mondays.
Terry's Ranch has a new attraction. The
Slave Auction is held at 11 p.m. every
Monday. They now have $200 bills with I
Terry's Ranch stamped on them for use inj
the auction. Come on out and see a real J •
Western bar. Something special happens j
every night. I hope they never take "Cot- j
ton-Eyed Joe" off the juke box.
The Crews Inn features a new face with a ■
body to match and a personality of )
charm. His name is Gary. It's a toss up >
as to who gets more attention, Gary or
Jason. Jason is another fairly new face J
and is an eye catcher himself, as well as a
located on Rawlins just off Oaklawn. He
by Jay Alexander
"My idea of a great night spot," someone once said, "is bed." But if you
don't have one readily available here's
a brief schedule of other area entertainment:
Fort Worth Community Theatre (Scott
Theatre), The Constant Wife, January 9-
Granny's Dinner Playhouse (Dallas), June
Allyson in My Daughter, Your Son, Dec.
4 for a six-week run.
Windmill Dinner Theater (Dallas), Mar-
jorie Lord in Finishing Touches, through
December 15. Henry Gibson in an adult
comedy beginning December 17 for five
Crystal Palace Dinner Theater (Dallas),
Godspell starts December 10 and runs
through February 15.
Country Dinner Playhouse (Dallas), Sweet
Charity, now through December 15; beginning December 17, Tab Hunter in Here
Lies Jeremy Troy.
Theatre 3 (Dallas), Whispers on the Wind,
now through January 5.
OPERA - WRR-FM (101.1) - live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera House
in New York every Saturday at 1 p.m.
December 7 - Romeo Et Juliette (Gounod; December 14, Death in Venice
(New) (Britten); December 21, Jenufa
(New)(Janacek); December 28, Turan-
dot (Puccini); January 4, L 'Italiana in Al-
geri (Rossini); January 11, Madama Butterfly (Puccini).
Perhaps the most eagerly awaited new
movie is The Godfather, Part II, in which
Al Pacino assumes underworld power after the death of Marlon Brando. This Paramount production leads a mere trickle
of new films set for Christmas openings,
compared to a deluge of up to 24 releases
that was common several years ago.
To qualify for the Oscars, there doubtless
will be a number of last-minute year-end
bookings; for example, Robert Mulligan's
The Nickle Ride may go in December instead of January. Law and Disorder with
Carroll O'Connor will be Columbia's only
release until 1975. (After that, look for
a landslide starting with the Funny Girl
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