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Seventy years on the Laurel and Hardy magic still works.

Byline: Val Javin ,

Many view them as the greatest comedy duo of all time. And that's why the Rex Cinema will doubtless be packed to the rafters when it pays homage to Laurel and Hardy.

Those who know the Rex will also know that Arthur Stanley Jefferson and Oliver Hardy are remembered regularly with special evenings devoted to their films.

Saturday, April 8 is the latest feast of nostalgia with three of their famous two-reelers in the first half, including From Soup To Nuts, One Good Turn and Tit For Tat.

Later, the audience will get the chance to watch one of their best feature films, Our Relations.

Charles Morris, of the Rex, says: "It is amazing to witness how fresh and funny these films are, even though they are more than 70 years old."

Dr Arnold Loxam, now in his late 80s and still one of the busiest organists on the circuit, will play before the show and at the interval.

He will also accompany From Fruit To Nuts which is a silent film.

Among those invited are Grand Sheiks and members of local tents of the Sons Of The Desert, which is how groups of the Laurel and Hardy fan club are called - the name is taken from one of the duo's earlier films.

The films start at 7.30pm with Dr Loxam playing from 7pm.

Tickets pounds 4 (pounds 3 concessions) can be bought in advance from the cinema (tel 01422 372140) or by post with a stamped addressed envelope.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Mar 27, 2006
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