The Three Stooges® Big Screen Event! – 11/27/21

The Three Stooges Big Screen Event!

Tickets Now On Sale!

The Alex Film Society is pleased to announce that tickets for the twenty-third annual edition of The Three Stooges® Big Screen Event!, presented in association with C3 Entertainment, are now on sale. This annual holiday tradition at Glendale’s historic Alex Theatre returns on Saturday, November 27th with shows at 2:00 and 8:00 PM. Scroll down to see this year’s lineup.

The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same

New This Year

A First for AFS – A Commemorative T-shirt

A T-shirt commemorating this year’s edition of The Three Stooges® Big Screen Event! will be available for purchase in the Alex forecourt on the day of the show. Produced in collaboration with C3 Entertainment, the shirt features the Stooges under the Alex marquee, ushering their fans into their favorite theatre. The price will be $25, tax included, cash or credit card.

AFS Three Stooges T-shirt

Online Ticket Sales

The Alex has a new ticketing system, and has moved to an E-ticket sales model. We don’t just strongly encourage you to buy your tickets online in advance – we implore you to buy now, and then print at home or download to your phone. Box office fees are slightly lower online, plus, you’ll have access to the best selection of seats. Tickets are now on sale and are available at the following links:

Three Stooges 2:00 PM Show

Three Stooges 8:00 PM Show

All Seats Reserved

We understand that die-hard fans queue up early in order to get the best seats. In this post-COVID environment, some people may be more comfortable avoiding tightly-packed crowds. By offering reserved seats, you can guarantee your favorite seat location by buying early, and then not feel the need to rush to the theatre to get prime seats.

COVID Protocols

The Alex is currently requiring a photo ID and Proof of Vaccination or a Negative PCR Test (within 72 hrs.) to enter the theatre. Masks are required inside the theatre, and when on theatre grounds. The Alex has experienced delays getting audience members into the theatre as a result of vaccination status checks, so please allow extra time to access the theatre. As local COVID requirements are constantly changing, please check back closer to the event for possible changes to the policy at the Alex.

Alex Box Office Hours

Updated 11/18/21: The box office policy at the Alex Theatre has changed: The Box Office now opens TWO hours before the scheduled show time. So on November 27th, the box office will open at 12:00 noon. If you intend to buy tickets on the day of the show, please come early. In addition, cash transactions will go far more quickly than those on a credit card

The Alex box office is only open on days with shows at the theatre, starting four hours before the scheduled show time. Please check the Alex calendar at for show dates. On November 27, the box office should open at 10:00 AM. If you intend to buy tickets on the day of the show, please come early. In addition, cash transactions will go far more quickly than those on a credit card.

What Remains the Same

35mm Prints

The program will be presented by projecting gorgeous 35mm prints courtesy of Sony Pictures.

A Great Lineup of Classic Stooges Shorts

This year’s theme is “Back in Business,” showcasing the boys’ endeavors at making a living or pursuing a profession, and letting no obstacle stand in their way.

AFS Members Save on Ticket Prices

Alex Film Society members are able to buy tickets to our screenings at deeply discounted prices, typically $5.00 off the face value of a regular admission. Memberships may be purchased on our Web site at We will forward a discount code enabling new members to buy tickets for Stooges online at the discounted price. Most memberships also include free tickets, which may be redeemed for a future AFS show,

Back in Business!

False Alarms (1936)

Directed by Del Lord. With Stanley Blystone, June Gittelson, Beatrice Curtis and Beatrice Blinn. The Stooges are inept firemen in trouble with their fire chief. Curly sneaks out to see his girlfriend, and then pulls a fire alarm so that Moe & Larry can join him as dates for her pals

The Three Stooges: False Alarms
False Alarms

Playing the Ponies (1937)

Directed by Charles Lamont. With Lew Davis, Billy Bletcher, William Irving and Jack “Tiny” Lipson. The boys are owners of a failing restaurant and decide to trade their beanery for a played out racehorse. They discover that a mouth full of hot peppers can make Thunderbolt run like the horse he used to be.

The Three Stooges: Playing the Ponies
Playing the Ponies

Termites of 1938 (1938)

Directed by Del Lord. With Bess Flowers, Bud Jamison, Dorothy Granger, Etta McDaniel, John Ince and Symona Boniface. A rich widow needs escorts for a big dinner party, but what she gets are the Stooges, exterminators who think they’ve been hired to rid the house of pests.

The Three Stooges: Termites of 1938
Termites of 1938

Three Little Sew and Sews (1939)

Directed by Del Lord. With Phyllis Barry, Harry Semels, Bud Jamison, Vernon Dent, Lew Davis and Ned Glass. The Stooges are tailors in the Navy, who dress up as officers to get into a party, where they get mixed up with enemy spies.

The Three Stooges: Three Little Sew and Sews
Three Little Sew and Sews

Dizzy Detectives (1943)

Directed by Jules White With Bud Jamison, Lynton Brent, John Tyrrell, Dick Jensen, and “Crash” Corrigan. The Stooges start out as carpenters but are soon pressed into service as police officers in search of an “Ape Man” who is terrorizing the city.

The Three Stooges: Dizzy Detectives
Dizzy Detectives

All Gummed Up (1947)

Directed by Jules White. With Christine McIntyre, Emil Sitka, Cy Schindell and Symona Boniface. The Boys own a drug store, but are on the verge of loosing their lease. Shemp figures  they might be able to influence the miserly landlord by making a potion to turn his elderly wife young and beautiful again…,and the concoction actually works!

The Three Stooges: All Gummed Up
Dizzy Pilots

(Program is subject to print availability)

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