The manager of the Liberty theatre is looking for "the five gloomiest people in the city of Sunnyside (professional mourners and house haunters included) to sit thru a special preview on Sunday, Feb. 23rd. of "The Marx Brothers in 'A Night at the Opera'" without laughing, for a prize of six passes. If you can't hold your laughs till you get out of the lobby of the theatre, you will be disqualified. Those wishing to enter this contest, see Mr. Baldwin between the hours of 2 and 4 Saturday afternoon. Remember, only five will be selected for this contest, so put on the best deadpan face you have.
- The Sunnyside Sun, 1936