Celebrating Laurel and Hardy
Doors 1.45am, start 2pm-4pm
East Coseley Big Local
East Coseley Big Local (ECBL) Community Cinema host a special event for Funny Things festival. Supported by Black Country Touring, the community cinema is in a dementia-friendly environment with drinks and snacks provided and space to have a chat with your neighbour.
For this special edition, ECBL welcome the Grand Sheik of the Birmingham branch of the Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society! John Ullah will be leading a talk about Laurel and Hardy’s connections to the Black Country complete with photographs and a slideshow of their time here. John is also the author of ‘This is More Than I Can Stand’, biography of Birmingham-born Laurel and Hardy co-star Charlie Hall.
Audience members are encouraged to bring their memories and stories along with them as well as a bellyful of laughs to also enjoy two classic black and white comedies featuring the greatest double-act of all time; Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
The Finishing Touch (1928)
Laurel and Hardy are hired to finish building a house, with the offer of a $500 bonus if they do it quickly. Can they finish the job on time?
Dirty Work (1933)
The boys are chimney sweeps who have been called to the home of a mad professor. Amongst the chaos and destruction they cause, they stumble across the mad professor’s rejuvenation formula.