The Morning News from Wilmington, Delaware on March 28, 1980 · Page 32
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The Morning News from Wilmington, Delaware · Page 32

Wilmington, Delaware
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Friday, March 28, 1980
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film review 32 The Morning Nwt, Wilmington, WM Friday, March 2S, 1960 'Changeling' a good ghost story By BERNARD DREW Gannett Newi Service There are good ghost stories like "The Innocents," bad ones like the recent "Amityville Horror" and so-so ones like "The Fog." "The Changeling" is nCt only the best of the recent ones, it is the best ghost story movie in years. It's guaranteed to freeze the blood. Brilliantly directed by Peter Medak, the film opens with George C. Scott, a composer-conductor, losing his wife and daughter In a freak automobile accident. Devastated, Scott realizes he must leave New York City and he accepts a job at a university in Seattle, Wash., which would permit him to compose as well as teach. He meets Irish Vandevere, who works for the Historical Society, and shows him a huge, Victorian mansion that has been unoccupied for years. He moves in. At 6 a.m. one day, he is awakened by horrible banging. He shrugs this off, but it reoccurs the next day. Later, he is at the piano but his composition eludes him somehow. A door to the room silently opens and when Scott looks to see who is there, he can see no one. He returns to the piano and suddenly everything falls into place and he composes a lovely lullaby. When he next sees Miss Vandevere he informs her of the strange stage THE- CANDLELIGHT MUSIC DINNER Mien, ibm win HtM, ArtM -i-annv - Buttal al 630, mow al 1:15. DELAWARE DINNER THEATER, 1014 Dataware Ave. - "Soma Time, Next Year. Buffet al 6 30, show at I IS. THREE LITTLE BAKERS DINNER THE ATER. Kematt Square - -Come Blow Your Horn. Burtet at 6, ihow at 1:15. DOWNINGTOWN INN DINNER THEATER, U.S. 30, Dewmwgtewn, Pa. - "The Best of Broadway Buffet at 30. snow at 1:30. STONE BARN DINNER THEATER, Union-ve. Pa. - "The Sunshine Boys. Buffet al e:30, snow at 1 15. PEOPLE'S LIGHT AND THEATER COMPANY, 3f Cenestaga Road, Malvam, Pa. -"Sleuth Curtain at a. WILMINGTON DRAMA LEAGUE, Lea Boulevard and Shfcev Street - -Seesaw' by Alumni Theater Association. Curtain at 8: IS. Tvrn 500 Maryland Ave. "VAKGIERI & LOLLI" Sal., Mar. 29 9 P.M.-1 A M. HAPPY HOUR MON.-Ffll. 4 P.M.-7 P.M. Lunch Served Dally Tonight thru Sat. "SPELLBOUND" MOM., MARCH 31st "BROADWAY" Male Go Go Dancer Eviry Tim. Rlgkt - Oldies Right ENJOY EASTER DINNER WITH US! EASTER DIMMER SERVED 2-8 Boneless Breast of Stuffed Capon $8M Roast Leg of Baby Lamb Baked Sugar-Cured Han with Raisin Sauce $829 Roast Prime Rib $12M Broiled Filet of Sole $879 Blue Ribbon Filet Mignon $14M Price Includes Appetizer & Dessert DINNER FOR THE LITTLE ONES (Under 8 years) HALF PRICE BRANDYWINE HILTON 1-95 & Naamans Rd. Claymont, DE Call iiw tar Riurvitloit 792-2701 All Major Credit Cards Accepted 11 IV1 i Vi 1 I n 0i .narjl n, mJ liTiiiMyiiiii.. H CZZ3 I I If i 1 c jJS w giJ happenings in the house and learns that previous tenants also have complained. An old secretary informs him that the house doesn t want people. When he returns home he is nearly struck in the face by falling glass which not only has come from the inside of the house but a small room upstairs. He immediately goes to it and finds amid the cobwebs, a little wheelchair. Obviously the person who used it was a child. He also finds an ancient music box, which when opened plays the lullaby Scott has just composed. He discovers that whatever evils occurred in this room happened in 1909. He and Miss Vandevere go to the library archives and discover that a child was drowned in 1909. The child was the son of the wealthiest man in Seattle. They call in a medium to conduct a seance and contact is made with the dead child. More I will not say, so as not to spoil the scary fun you should have when you see the picture. George C. Scott's demonic energy works well for him here, giving a force and power that might elude a weaker actor. Trish Vandevere is appealing in the role of the historic society woman and Melvyn Douglas is superb as a crusty old millionaire. ("Changeling" is showing at Cinema Center, Edgemoor and Naa-man's Drive-in.) Come On In To THE BACKROOM Cocktail Lounge for Good COUNTRY MUSIC Dancing and Entertainment. Live Music Thurs., Fri., & Sat. APPEARING THIS WEEK I Next Super Attraction ROCK-IT SILVEB MISS Happy Hour Daily 4-7 p.m. Behind Howard Johnson's, 113 S. DuPont Hwy., Rt. 13 328-9960 COPPER KETTLE 916 Orange Street Proudly presents MARCH 28 & 29 wibN'iCsbSIGt novuo Diane Sao O0 a.m. Late Skowl 1:30 a.H. it MC kf Ln SrayiM it Fulirli Sn Stylist, Sklrley Cnmt Abo apseariif it Milc It Mystical 6ilii CtkyVMtrilliiltl Milcta 4 HiywH" it Mule MflirMi by CtlUft' it Sttclil Gitst "The Kaltofu Dancing tetweta skims . Resenmiioms suggested (01)iSS-10S6 (302)655-1086' J . 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