“Laurel and Hardy” Fan Club Meets in Enfield

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For film buffs and fans of old school comedy, a “Laurel and Hardy” fan club meeting might be right up your alley.

The acclaimed comedy duo of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy starred in dozens of comedy films in the first half of the 20th century.

While their last film was released in 1951, they left behind a legacy that lives on today around the world via their international fan club, “The Sons of the Desert.”

The group derives its name from the lodge Laurel and Hardy join in the 1933 film of the same name, a film which was added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry in 2012.

The local Connecticut Valley chapter, known as the Night Owls, also taken from one of the comedy duo’s films, was founded in 1968 by television personality Hal Stanton who at one time hosted “The Wonderful World of Laurel and Hardy” for NBC affiliate WWLP in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The organization still gathers four times a year to enjoy a meal and screen classic Laurel and Hardy films on a genuine 16mm film projector.

Tonight the group will gather at 6:30 p.m. at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society Banquet Hall on 93 Park Avenue in Enfield.

For more information on the Night Owls head to the grou's website.

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