4.30pm – Mingle with the other guests and perhaps browse the memorabilia stall in the foyer.
5.00pm – ‘BATTLE OF THE CENTURY’ (classic silent short with Laurel & Hardy)
5.30pm – ‘BIG BUSINESS’ (silent short with Laurel & Hardy and James Finlayson)
6.00pm – Opening Ceremony by Grand Sheik Ross Owen.
6.10pm – ‘TOWED IN THE HOLE’ (Hilarious short with Laurel & Hardy)
6.30pm – Introducing… our special guests.
7.00pm – ‘MANHATTAN MONKEY BUSINESS’ (short talkie with Charley Chase & James Finlayson)
7.30pm – 20 MINUTE INTERVAL
7.50pm – Prize Draw
8.00pm – ‘THE BOHEMIAN GIRL’ (Full length feature film starring Laurel & Hardy)
9.30pm – Ross brings the evening to a close
Here’s a copy of the ORIGINAL programme from the opening night at The Regal Cinema in 1936
(photo courtesy of Mike Lee)