The Wild & Woolly Film Series presents the Laurel & Hardy film festival [Movies]


When thinking of classic American film comedians, what names come to mind? In my opinion, Charlie Chaplin sits at the forefront as the greatest comedian ever to live. His contemporaries cannot be ignored, though: greats such as the Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd, for example. The Clifton Center and Wild and Woolly Video celebrate Christmas tonight with a very special triple feature: three films by the classic slapstick comedy duo, Laurel and Hardy.

The night starts at 7:00 with the 19-minute short “Big Business” (1929), about a pair of door-to-door Christmas tree salesmen. Next, at 7:30 is “Babes in Toyland,” a.k.a. “March of the Wooden Soldiers” (1934), a Christmas-themed musical based on Mother Goose fairy tales. Finally, the night ends with a 9:00 screening of “Way Out West” (1939).

Ticket sales start at 6:00, and snacks and alcohol are available for purchase before the show. Friends of the Clifton Center receive free admission; all others obtain entrance for $5.

The Clifton Center is located at 2117 Payne Street.

Image courtesy of the Internet Movie Database.

About Allan Day
My "real" job is bartending, but I'm a writer and a filmmaker, owner of Monkey's Uncle Productions LLC. I am also a single father, avid reader of books, watcher of movies, and listener of music. My idols include Kurt Vonnegut, Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Kaufman, Lloyd Kaufman, Lars von Trier, Ingmar Bergman, Thom Yorke, Jonsi, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace.
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