Special Double Bill Event – Sunday, December 16, 2018

TFS presents its fourth SEASON 71 SPECIAL SCREENING EVENT on SUNDAY, December 16, 2018 at THE KINGSWAY THEATRE*!  Join us for a wonderful afternoon of Heavy Laughter in Lean Years: 4 Short Comedies from Hal Roach Studios and the pre-Code film, THE CONQUERORS.

Current TFS Members’ tickets and Trial Memberships for this terrific double-bill may be purchased below in advance for only $10. The price at the door on the day of the screening will be $12.

DOORS OPEN AT 1:15 PM – SHOWTIME IS AT 2:00 PM SHARP
5 MINUTE INTRODUCTION PRIOR TO EACH FILM

Amid the worst economic slump in U.S. history, Hollywood responded with moxie and mischief. Enjoy a quartet of Hal Roach’s comedies and a fierce drama directed by ‘Wild Bill’ Wellman—a sure cure for The Great Depression!

ONE OF THE SMITHS (1931) 28 min. (b&w)
Directed by James Parrott, with Charley Chase

ASLEEP IN THE FEET (1933) 19 min. (b&w)
Directed by Gus Meins, with Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd

HURDY GURDY (1929) 20 mins. (b&w)
Directed by Hal Roach, with Max Davidson

ONE GOOD TURN (1931) 20 min. (b&w)
Directed by James W. Horne, with Laurel and Hardy

30 MINUTE INTERMISSION BETWEEN FILMS

THE CONQUERORS (1932) 86 min. (b&w)
Directed by William A. Wellman, with Richard Dix, Ann Harding, Edna May Oliver, Guy Kibbee


A whirlwind story of America’s unbridled economic expansion from 1873 to 1930, this movie traces a banking clerk’s venturous rise to tycoon status.  Richard Dix leads the charge under a deluge of Gilded Age triumphs, cataclysmic wars, and personal tragedies in this opus of Americana.

 

The Kingsway is located at 3030 Bloor Street West at the corner of Bloor Street West and Royal York Road.  It is accessible by subway and there is parking available in the neighbourhood.  There is a fully-licensed concession bar which also offers a fine selection of food as well as non-alcoholic beverages.

*THE KINGSWAY THEATRE ENFORCES VERY STRICT RULES PROHIBITING ANY OUTSIDE FOOD, BEVERAGES, LARGE BAGS, OR BACKPACKS IN THE THEATRE. ALL SUCH ITEMS will have to be checked at the theatre’s coat check room, WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Purses are allowed.  

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