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Vintage Durango: ‘Deerhunter’ meets Bond

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Mann Theatre advertisement for “The Deer Hunter” and “The Great Train Robbery,” in the May 29, 1979 Durango Herald.
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Mann Theatre advertisement for “The Deer Hunter” and “The Great Train Robbery,” in the May 29, 1979 Durango Herald.

World, do you remember Sean Connery? He’s a retired Scottish actor who, before he gave it all up, was the swingingest James Bond ever, Indiana Jones’ dad, a jaunty immortal in “Highlander,” King Agamemnon in Terry Gilliam’s cult classic “Time Bandits,” a red speedoed sci-fi hero in “Zardoz,” and – AND – a Victorian-era master thief on a steam engine in, you guessed it, “The Great Train Robbery.”

Which apparently, in 1979 Durango, you could’ve seen after you got out of a showing of “The Deer Hunter.” Nothing says super fun before a classy train robbery than a brooding, Robert De Niro war drama.

Bonus fact: “The Great Train Robbery” was based on Michael Crichton’s boo. He also created “Jurassic Park,” the TV show “E.R.,” and “Westworld.”

Patty TempletonDGO Staff Writer

Mann Theatre advertisement for “The Deer Hunter” and “The Great Train Robbery,” in the May 29, 1979 Durango Herald.