On Monday, I was very privileged to attend the screening of two Laurel & Hardy films at the Vue Piccadilly.
To coincide with the 125-year anniversary of Stan Laurel’s birth on 16 June, a friend of mine at the Laurel & Hardy Roadshow teamed up with selected cinemas to co-ordinate screenings of classic Laurel and Hardy films. The London screening was packed with celebrity fans including Sir David Jason, Terry Jones from Monty Python, Johnny Vegas, Reece Shearsmith, Martin Freeman, Amanda Abbington and many more.
The films being shown were County Hospital and Sons of The Desert. As I was assisting at the event, I was stood at the side of the cinema while everyone watched the films. It was fantastic to watch their reactions, to see them all laughing along with such classic films. I haven’t seen a Laurel & Hardy film in a number of years and this has ignited my love of them. More screenings are scheduled for later this year including Towed In A Hole and Way Out West in September with The Music Box and Block-Heads following in November. In the meantime, I think I’ll be raiding my brother’s DVD collection to catch up on their other films.
Thanks to Ross Owen for letting me help out and watch the movies.