Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

Action-packed chases, visual comedy, daring stunts and nail-biting tension, all accompanied by live improvised music? It must be Yorkshire Silent Film Festival at Morecambe Winter Gardens on the 29th May!


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Another Fine Mess!

SUNDAY 29th MAY 2022 FROM 17:00-18:30


YSFF kicks off a new season of live-scored silent film at Morecambe Winter Gardens with a trio of great Laurel and Hardy comedies accompanied by live music.
In Angora Love Stan and Ollie are followed home by a stray goat. In From Soup To Nuts , they are inept waiters catering a posh dinner party, and in Liberty they are construction workers building a skyscraper. Whatever they’re up to, they make a complete mess of it…


YSFF musicians will bring these films to life with improvised music.
Another Fine Mess! is the first part of a comedy double-bill with Buster Keaton’s The General.


Discounted double-bill tickets are available – See below to purchase these.



Buster Keaton in The General

SUNDAY 29th MAY 2022 FROM 19:30-21:00

YSFF is back at Morecambe’s beautiful Winter Gardens theatre for more classic silent film comedy, brought to life by our brilliant improvising musicians.
Tennessee railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) loves his locomotive, The General. When it’s stolen by Yankees, he sets out to get it back and epic, action-packed chase ensues. Based on a true story, The General is Buster Keaton’s comedy masterpiece, packed full of beautiful visual comedy, daring stunts, and nail-biting dramatic tension.


Pianist Jonny Best and percussionist Trevor Bartlett will bring The General roaring into life with a unique, improvised live score.
The General is the second part of today’s comedy double-bill with Laurel and Hardy.


Discounted double-bill tickets are available – See below to purchase these double bill tickets.


Comedy double bill: Laurel & Hardy + Buster Keaton

Ready for a whole evening of fantastic comedy, music and classic film?


Don’t miss this unique festival of film – buy your tickets now from our Visitor Information Centres:


In person:
Lancaster Visitor Information Centre at The Storey
Morecambe Visitor Information Centre at The Platform


By phone:
01524 582394 (Lancaster VIC)
01524 582808 (Morecambe VIC)



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