TIME: 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Paramount Bristol
Give Us Liberty – Laurel & Hardy That Is!
A Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ Experience
With 30th Year House Organist Rex Ward
FREE, but tickets are required
Experience 1929 with nearly 2,000 organ pipes, real orchestral percussion and rhythm instruments, and original sound effects in concert PLUS a live on stage Mighty Wurlitzer Musical scoring of Liberty! – Laurel & Hardy’s top rated most comical silent movie, guaranteed to stitch up your funny bone!
Come ready to tap and clap to rousing theatrical showpieces and an original silent comedy for a Paramount Bristol Mighty Wurlitzer Organ experience as Stan and Ollie are prison escapees running down the road with a police officer firing a shotgun at them. They meet up with two accomplices in a car and in their haste to change into street clothes they wind up wearing each other’s pants. Tossing their prison uniforms out the window, they attract the attention of a motorcycle police officer, but get out of the car without him seeing. They go looking for places to swap pants: the alley where a cop is grabbing a smoke and a lady screams at the sight of them; behind some crates with another cop nearby; and behind a seafood shop, where a crab accidentally finds its way into Stan’s trousers, causing him problems with nipping. Not paying attention to where they are going, Ollie topples a record player outside a music shop as records cover the sidewalk and the owner is not amused. A cop chases the boys to a construction site, where they evade him by riding an elevator to the top floor of an unfinished building. Atop the girders, 20 stories in the air, they finally switch trousers, contend with the crab, and nearly fall to their death a few dozen times. Finally, they manage to catch the next elevator, reach the ground safely, and make their getaway, failing to notice the cop who has been squashed into a dwarf by their elevator.