Laurel & Hardy Film Festival coming to Rehoboth Oct. 19

October 9, 2019

Last year’s viewing of the movie “Stan & Ollie” rekindled interest in this iconic comedy duo. And although there’s always been a devoted fan-base for Laurel & Hardy, there hasn’t been as many opportunities to view their films in recent years.

With this in mind, the Rehoboth Beach Public Library is pleased to host a free public screening of a selection of their funniest short subjects. The event will take place 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, in the library’s second floor special events room. Attendees are guaranteed to be captivated by these beloved comedians. As an extra, there will be a surprise short comedy by Our Gang.

Local film buff and lifelong Laurel & Hardy film collector Rehoboth resident Bob Ackerman has assembled four of the pair’s funniest short subjects, complete, uncut, and loaded with laughs. “Curating this special program has been a pure joy,” Ackerman notes. “We are so appreciative of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library’s interest and support in bringing Laurel & Hardy to the beach.” 

Ackerman is a member of the Sons of the Desert, the international organization of Laurel & Hardy aficionados that supports screenings of “the boys” throughout the world. It is hoped that the Laughternoon festival may generate interest in the organization by local attendees. 

For further information on this event contact Ackerman 201-826-1779