Laurel and Hardy back on the big screen

Comedy legends Laurel and Hardy
Comedy legends Laurel and Hardy

Comedy legends Laurel and Hardy will be making a big-screen comeback in June to mark 125 years since Stan Laurel’s birth.

There will be a host of screenings in mainstream cinemas across the nation, and the news is welcomed by Charles Morris of Rex Cinema in Elland.

The cinema holds an annual Laurel and Hardy event which draws in hundreds of fans from far and wide. Charles said: “There will be a big audience for Laurel and Hardy in mainstream cinemas. The events we have held have been sell-outs, enjoyed by all ages.”

The Showcase Cinema in Birstall will be showing Sons of the Desert and County Hospital. This region was included in the line-up as the duo performed in Leeds three times.

Some Showcase and Vue cinemas are holding the events in conjunction with the Laurel and Hardy Roadshow. Spokesman for the Roadshow, Ross Owen, said: “It all started when I tweeted that Laurel and Hardy films were made to be seen on the big screen and then the cinemas came on board.

“There is a huge demand for this and that sort of comedy never gets old.”

The Birstall screening will be on Thursday, June 11 at 7.30pm. Tickets can be booked at