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[The Welland Tribune and Telegraph, 1 February 1927]

For Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the Capital offers what is said to be the funniest picture to date. Syd. Chaplin in “The Better Ole.” The Capital management claim “The Better Ole” is the greatest laugh getter that Chaplin or any other comedian ever made. This is claiming a lot when one considers the laugh riot, “Charley’s Aunt” and other Chaplin comedies.

On the same program will be another specially added comedy, and a topics making a solid evening of humorous film, which should be a sure cure for the blues or grouch. Clarke Harper and his Capitolians are proving very popular with Capital audiences and will provide new and novel catchy numbers that correctly interpret the different comedy situations and moods of the pictures.

For Thursday, Friday and Saturday, three big features on the one program are promised. First, the pictures of the famous swimmer, George Young of Toronto, in his famous swim of the Catalina Channel in California. Next is the famous Harold Lloyd  in the “Royal Slyness,” and Milton Sills in “The French Lover,” a story of the French Legion.

Harold Lloyd with his trademark horn-rimmed glasses was one of the greatest comic genius’ of all times.