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A Day with Laurel & Hardy at the Orpheum Theatre

A Day with Laurel & Hardy at the Orpheum Theatre

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 2:00pm Register

A Day with Laurel & Hardy: Two Film Screenings

Saturday, June 22, 2 p.m.
Orpheum Theatre, downtown L.A.

Join us for a special screening of two hilarious Laurel & Hardy classics: The Battle of the Century and Sons of the Desert.

Screening host: Randy Skretvedt, author of Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies

Stay in your seat after the screening for a free Q&A session about the Orpheum Theatre and its famous Mighty Wurlitzer organ! 

About the Films

The Battle of the Century (1927)

Black and white; digital projection
19 minutes
Silent, featuring live accompaniment on the Orpheum’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ

For decades, only pieces of this short film were known to exist. However, in 2015, footage that was thought to have been lost was rediscovered. We’re thrilled to present this restored version of the film at Last Remaining Seats!

You’ll want to go out for a slice of pie after watching slapstick comedy The Battle of the Century. This silent short is legendary for its use of over 3,000 cream pies in its climactic pie fight scene!

Sons of the Desert (1933)

Black and white; 35mm
68 minutes

Widely considered one of Laurel & Hardy’s best films, in Sons of the Desert the pair are members of the fictional Sons of the Desert fraternal organization. In order to attend the organization’s annual convention in Chicago, they lie to their wives about their plans, which is never a good idea!

While many silent film stars were unable to make the transition to “talkie” films, classics like Sons of the Desert prove that Laurel & Hardy were able to seamlessly make the switch.

Screening sponsored by