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Friday Night Funnies

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm



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Join us for Friday Night Funnies, a specially curated screening of early and rare animated cartoon adaptations of famous early comic strip characters. All films date from the 1910s through the 1940s, and will be shown on real 16mm film, with a real projector. This is a unique opportunity to see generally unavailable and some previously ‘lost’ films.

Curated and presented by early animation historian, archivist, and preservationist, Tommy José Stathes.

Sampling of characters and cartoon series that will be shown:

  • Various directors: Krazy Kat, The Katzenjammer Kids, Mutt & Jeff, Happy Hooligan, Jerry On the Job, Judge Rummy, The Little King, ‘Henry’
  • Max Fleischer/Popeye and Superman
  • Winsor McCay/Little Nemo & Dream of a Rarebit Fiend 
  • Paul Terry/Nancy
Image provided by Tommy José Stathes/Cartoons On Film

About The Stathes Archives:
The Stathes archives of early animated films has been nearly two decades in the making. Beginning as a casual effort to find and see early cartoons that were unavailable on home video, the collection has grown to become perhaps one of the largest of its kind. It includes many titles and ‘orphan films’ that are difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, amassed in rare archival 16mm and 35mm prints.

This is an in-person event.

This is an in-person event. Tickets required to attend. Tickets are $20 (10% off for members, prepaid online only). All participants must show proof of full vaccination and wear a mask when they are not eating or drinking. Booster doses strongly recommended. To ensure safe social distancing, this event is limited to 50 participants. To learn more about our Safety Protocols please go here.

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May 13
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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At the Society
128 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065 United States
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