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Silent Film Club launches at South Surrey’s Historic Stewart Farm

by Stewart Cole

After a month of seasonal closure, Historic Stewart Farm officials have announced new programming for the 2023 season, which begins on February 1st.

The inaugural meeting of the farm’s first Silent Film Club – which will explore just how unhinged Surrey farmers may have been in the early 1900s – is scheduled for February 10.

According to a press release, the session will revisit some of the comedy greats of the silent era, including Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin – all at the Victorian farmhouse, located at 13723 Crescent Rd.

Long before Netflix and even Blockbuster, silent movies were entertainment, the release notes.

“Without dialogue, the often hilarious or poignant films conveyed all of the story and emotion through the physicality of the actors and perhaps the occasional title card,” the release states.

“In the early 20th century, the Stewarts probably would have crossed the border at the Ivan-L Theater in Blaine. The earliest reference to local showings of silent films in Surrey Gazette advertised a silent film at the Pavilion Theater in White Rock in 1926 and at the White Rock Theater in 1927;

Popcorn is included in the upcoming February 10 event. To register ($11.15 per person), call 604-501-5100.

For more information call 604-591-4627 or visit www.surrey.ca/stewartfarm

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