Local fans welcome Stan and Ollie movie to Paisley Local fans welcome Stan and Ollie movie to Paisley
Paisley based Laurel and Hardy fan club, the Bonnie Scotland tent, attended the first screening of the new Laurel and Hardy biopic: Stan and... Local fans welcome Stan and Ollie movie to Paisley

Paisley based Laurel and Hardy fan club, the Bonnie Scotland tent, attended the first screening of the new Laurel and Hardy biopic: Stan and Ollie at the Showcase Cinema in Paisley.

The movie has been receiving great reviews and charts the last tour of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland by Laurel and Hardy in the 1950s.

It stars Steve Coogan as Stan and John C. Reilly as Ollie and has been nominated for three BAFTA awards, including outstanding British film and Steve Coogan as leading actor.

Members of the Bonnie Scotland tent attended the initial screening at the Showcase Cinema in Paisley on Friday 11th January and were delighted that the cinema allowed them to leave membership forms for the tent behind for anyone else who viewed the movie.

Janice Hawton, who leads the group and has the title of Grand Sheikh, said:

“As soon as we were aware that the Showcase Cinema was screening the Stan and Ollie movie a number of our members booked tickets and made a day of it.

“I would recommend the movie to everyone, not just Laurel and Hardy fans, it’s a great story highlighting the relationship between Stan and Ollie.

“It was also good to see former Bonnie Scotland member and current Scotland international boss Alex McLeish making a cameo appearance in the movie.

“Our regular meetings at the Tartan Rose are getting busier and I would encourage anyone who likes Stan and Ollie to pop along to our meetings and join in with the laughter.”

The Sons of the Desert is the official Laurel and Hardy appreciation society, with each local organisation called a ‘tent’ and named after one of the duo’s movies. The Bonnie Scotland tent is the oldest surviving tent in the UK and meets regularly on the last Wednesday of every month at the Tartan Rose in Broomlands Street, Paisley at 7:30pm, where they screen their favourite Stan and Ollie movies.