This coming Thursday and Friday at the Packard Campus Theater we give you a biopic (our theme for the month) and some wonderful, funny and silent Laurel & Hardy classics.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
The Glenn Miller Story (Universal-International, 1954) – Glenn Miller
Nobody was bigger on the music scene in the late 1930s and early 1940s than Glenn Miller. But a thing called World War II came along and Miller enlisted his band in the Army for the war effort. He would end up being one of the millions of US war deaths. Jimmy Stewart, a WWII veteran himself, portrays the bandleader and June Allyson portrays Miller’s wife Helen. One of the Glenn Miller Orchestra’s best known tunes, “In the Mood,” was added to the National Recording Registry in 2004. Black & White, 116 minutes.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 @ 7:30 p.m
Laurel & Hardy Silents (Pathe and MGM 1927) – SILENT FILM SCREENING with BEN MODEL
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy became a comedy team in 1927 and almost immediately established themselves as the best of all time. This program will feature four of their shorts from that landmark year: Duck Soup, Putting Pants on Philip, The Second 100 Hundred Years and Do Detectives Think? Black & White, 90 minutes.
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