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Laurel and Hardy, each in black bowler, give the "Shhh" sign
Laurel & Hardy

This Coming Thursday and Friday at the Packard Campus Theater (September 14 and 15, 2023)

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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.

Jimmy Stewart as trombone-playing Miller in film poster for biopic
“The Glenn Miller Story” (1954)


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.

Laurel and Hardy, each in black bowler, give the "Shhh" sign
Laurel & Hardy


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.


For more information on LC screenings, see this link.


  1. I’m a Boomer and I think it’s safe to say that most people in my generation grew up watching Laurel & Hardy on TV. Two points: I sure loved those films and Stan & Ollie too, but I never realized how truly brilliant they were until I saw their films in a theater with an audience. It was a totally different experience and I felt as though I had never seen these films before. But there was one more surprise that L&H had for me. It happened when I started watching their silent films that were never shown on TV like their sound films. Happily, I was able to see these films with an audience and like the old expression goes, people were literally rolling in the aisles. My advice to you: if you can possibly get to the Packard Theater to see these films – do it. You won’t regret the travel and time to get there.

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