Vintage Film Day returns to the Wollondilly in 2018, but Picton is the new place to see them. Once a month, at 2pm on a Sunday, everyone is welcome to come and see a classic old film at the Wollondilly Shire Hall.
Thanks to Picton Theatre Group volunteers, and Wollondilly Shire Council who provide the venue for this community event, it’s free to attend.
The first film of the year will be on this Sunday the 18th of February when you can see that 1939 Laurel and Hardy comedy “The Flying Deuces”.
Stan (Stan Laurel) and Ollie (Oliver Hardy) find themselves in Paris. Ollie falls in love with the innkeeper’s daughter (played by the lovely Jean Parker), and Stan encourages him to propose. When she rejects him they are conned into joining the French Foriegn Legion and help to forget her with tales of adventure and excitment. The two are shipped to Morocco, where they soon make a mess of things. Things are a lot tougher than they expected and at only 3 cents a day as pay, and things only get worse when they try to runaway.
It’s a great old comedy to start the monthly Vintage Film Day. The other films coming up include the Bella Legusi thriller Dark Eyes of London on the 18th of March, and later this year we will show the original 1931 version of Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff. The hall is air conditioned, and “The Flying Deuces” film is suitable for all ages.