“Laurel & Hardy Shorts” (Vol. One, 1932), four short films featuring the legendary comedy duo, will be screened Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. This one-time screening is offered a week prior to the screenings of “Stan & Ollie” (2018, UK/Canada/USA) Feb. 8 through 13.

Laurel and Hardy were a comedy duo act during the early classical Hollywood era of American cinema. The team of Englishman Stan Laurel and American Oliver Hardy became well known during the late 1920s through the mid-1940s for slapstick comedy, with Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous bully Hardy.

The newly restored “Laurel & Hardy Shorts (Vol. One)” includes "Helpmates," in which Ollie asks Stan to help him clean up after a wild party before his wife returns; "Their First Mistake," in which Ollie adopts a child to pacify his angry wife; "County Hospital," in which Stan visits Ollie when he is laid up with a broken leg; and "The Music Box," the Oscar-winning classic in which Stan & Ollie struggle to move a piano up a steep flight of stairs.

These films are not rated and together run 95 minutes. Tickets are $7.50 general admission, available at the door.

“Stan & Ollie” stars Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy. Set in 1953, The PG film offers a portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative “marriages.” For more information, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.