- 3:30pm: Four newly-restored short films starring the delightful comedy duo Laurel & Hardy.
- 7pm: The romantic drama The Wind (1928), starring Lillian Gish, one of classic Hollywood’s greatest stars. It will be preceded by the Buster Keaton comedy short The Frozen North. Event Details.
About This Event:
Join us for a laughter-filled matinee program of four newly-restored short comedies by Laurel & Hardy. Kids of all ages are welcome to attend!
Laurel and Hardy were a British-American comedy duo act during the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema, consisting of Englishman Stan Laurel (1890–1965) and American Oliver Hardy (1892–1957). Starting their career as a duo in the silent film era, they later successfully transitioned to “talkies”. From the late 1920s to the mid-1950s, they were internationally famous for their slapstick comedy, with Laurel playing the clumsy, childlike friend to Hardy’s pompous bully.
Bruce Vogt is a piano soloist, chamber musician and Professor at the University of Victoria. Kingston audiences have delighted in his soundtracks for screenings of films by the three silent comedy greats (Chaplin, Keaton & Lloyd) and F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922), and we’re delighted to have him back to celebrate Silent Movie Day 2023.
- General Admission: $15.50 + hst = $17.50
- Members: $11.95 + hst = 13.50
- Youth (17 & Under): $8.85 + hst = $10.00