The Three Stooges Big Screen Event!

Saturday, November 25th at 2:00 & 8:00 PM

20th Annual Edition

The Three Stooges Big Screen Event!

Presented in association with C3 Entertainment, Inc.

Twenty years ago, we thought we'd take a chance and put together a selection of Three Stooges® comedies and see whether anyone would show up. We never imagined that it would become wildly successful, with a fanatical fan base that would return year after year. So this year we'll revisit some of the most popular 2-reelers from past years with The Three Stooges® Big Screen Event: "Creme de la Cream Pies: Celebrating 20 years of Delicious Madness!", presented in association with C3 Entertainment, Inc. The latest installment of this iconic holiday tradition will screen at the Alex on Saturday, November 25th, with shows at 2:00 and 8:00 PM.

MEN IN BLACK (1934, Raymond McCarey)

"Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard!" was first heard in this Academy Award® nominated short. Larry, Moe & Curly bring their unique medical skills to the Los Arms Hospital where they cause mayhem at every turn. Men In Black was shot at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles. Some years later, Moe's grandchildren were born there! With Bud Jamison, Phyllis Crane and Jeanie Roberts.

Men in Black

DISORDER IN THE COURT (1936, Jules White)

The Stooges are witnesses in a murder trial, creating courtroom havoc. "Who killed Kirk Robin?" Only Polly the parrot knows. Classic sequences include Curly's famous 'Take Off Your Hat' routine, Gail Tempest's dance number and Larry and Curly playing Moe like an instrument after he swallows a harmonica. Sol Horwitz, the Howard brothers' real life dad, makes an appearance as a member of the courtroom gallery. With Susan Kaaren, Bud Jamison and Harry Semels.

Disorder in the Court

OILY TO BED, OILY TO RISE (1939, Jules White)

Stooges discover oil on the widow Jenkins' property, but have to retrieve the deed from swindlers. Besides Curly's uncanny luck with wishes, for once the Stooges do the right thing, save the damsels-in-distress and ultimately triumph. At the finale, Curly winks at the camera and says "We'll honeymoon in Canada!" for the first time "breaking the fourth wall," talking directly to the audience. With Linda Winters, Lorna Gray and Dick Curtis.

Oily to Bed


Medieval Stooges help a love-struck blacksmith unite with Elaine, King Arthur's daughter. Highlights include the Stooges serenading the princess and a multi-door chase scene in an elaborate castle (the set borrowed from a big-budget studio feature.) Jacques O'Mahoney (aka: Jock Mahoney) who would play the Arizona Kid in other Stooge shorts, had a long career in Westerns as well as playing Tarzan. With Vernon Dent, Christine McIntyre, Jacques O'Mahoney and Philip Van Zandt.

Squarehaeds of the Round Table

A PLUMBING WE WILL GO (1940, Del Lord)

The Stooges spend almost the entire short destroying a house, ruining the basement, upstairs bathroom, kitchen, living room, lawn and demolishing the plumbing, electrical, telephone, gas and steam lines. Some of these gags have become part of Stooge lore, including, of course, the image of "Curly In The Pipes," one of the most iconic images in all of Stoogedom. With Bess Flowers, Bud Jamison and Dudley Dickerson.

A Plumbing We Will Go


Larry, Moe & Curly are ice men, delivering ice up 147 stairs in a classic series of sight gags and quotes. As the ice melts, Moe laments, "How do you like that. We forget to allow for shrinkage." Somehow the Stooges end up as chefs for a fancy birthday party and kitchen inspired pandemonium ensues. The Boys eventually bake, or should we say "inflate" a birthday cake. "We baked you a birthday cake! If you get a tummy-ache, and you moan and groan and woe, don't forget we told you so!" With Vernon Dent, Bess Flowers and Bud Jamison.

An Ache in Every Stake

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The Greatest Cartoons Ever!

Tuesday, December 26th at 2 & 7 PM

Join us for our annual animation celebration direct from the Cartoon Hall of Fame!

The Greatest Cartoons Ever!

The Alex Film Society has created a film festival of the most wonderful animated shorts from the Golden Age of Hollywood, featuring some of your favorite characters presented as they were intended to be seen, on the BIG screen. It's a cinematic trip back in time, when animated cartoons were more than just the opening act. They were the greatest part of going to the movies!