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Laurel and Hardy - in glorious HD

By Kim Morrison

Laurel and Hardy - The Music Box
Laurel and Hardy - The Music Box

Peterborough’s Showcase Cinema is bringing Laurel and Hardy back to the big screen with another classic double bill to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Stan Laurel’s birth, presented for the first time ever in high definition (HD).

Two films – The Music Box and Block-heads – will be shown on Sunday (November 15) at 2pm and Tuesday (17th) at 7.30pm.

The Music Box sees deliverymen Stan and Ollie struggle to push a large crated piano up a seemingly insurmountable flight of stairs in this Academy Award winning short.

Block-headsis set in 1938, but Stan doesn’t know the First Wold War ar is over; he’s still patrolling the trenches in France, and shoots down a French aviator. Ollie sees his old chum’s picture in the paper and goes to get his pal.

Screenings: The films will screen at all Showcase Cinemas listed below

Over the years Laurel and Hardy made more than 100 films which spanned three decades, with 32 of them being silent and 23 full length features.

Mark Barlow, General Manager, UK Theatres at Showcase Cinemas, commented “The screenings were so popular in the summer, we wanted to further our tribute to the classic comedy duo. It’s great to exhibit these classic films to audiences old and new this autumn on our state-of-the-art screens”.


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