Special Double Bill Event – Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

TORONTO FILM SOCIETY’s popular Season 70 Fall/Winter Film Buffs Series has sadly come to an end. Since our eagerly anticipated Season 71 Summer Series: “Bad Guys/Mad Guys!” doesn’t begin until Monday, July 9th, we’ll all soon be needing another fix of a great vintage double-bill on the big screen.

To serve that need, TFS is happy to be presenting its first SPECIAL SCREENING EVENT of Season 71 on SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at THE KINGSWAY THEATRE*! Join us for a fun afternoon featuring the PRE-CODE movies FAST WORKERS (1933) and LAUGHING SINNERS (1931). These two great films have a connection between them, so come and find out what it is!

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 1:15 p.m.

FAST WORKERS (1933) 66 min. b&w
Directed by an uncredited Tod Browning, with John Gilbert, Mae Clarke and Robert Armstrong.
It’s the story of two hard working, hard drinking riveters who compete for the same woman.  Browning, director of many silent films and having worked with Gilbert and Chaney, moved on to directing talkies to make Dracula (1931) and Freaks (1932).  And if you don’t already know, this film will prove that the ongoing myth is false—there was nothing wrong with John Gilbert’s voice.

LAUGHING SINNERS (1931) 72 min. b&w
Directed by Harry Beaumont, with Joan Crawford, Clark Gable and Neil Hamilton.
It’s the story of a young woman (Crawford) who, when done wrong by her lover (Hamilton), joins the Salvation Army when she meets reformed evangelist Gable.  This was the follow-up film to Dance, Fools, Dance made in the same year.  When the audience saw the chemistry between these two dynamic up-and-coming stars, they clamored to see more.  Not the type of role film viewers of any era were expecting to see a young Clark.

 

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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