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You are cordially invited to attend our next meeting

when the Chimp Tent will proudly present its

7th Annual All-Silent Film Evening:


“Hal Roach’s Silent Cinema Shorts”!


When: SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015

Where: E.T. Carson Masonic Lodge, 218 Ludlow Avenue (Clifton), Cincinnati 45220

Time: ~6:45 - 10PM?

Theme: “Hal Roach’s Silent Cinema Shorts”!

What to bring: Snacks, chips, water, soft-drinks, appetizers, etc. to share with others in attendance.

Cost: $5 adults; free to paid members of “The Chimp Tent”, to all children 12 years and younger, and to all ‘out of town boys’ (and girls) who are members of other ‘Sons of the Desert’ Tents

Why: To preserve the legacy of Laurel and hardy and to have plenty of laughs!

Upcoming 2015 meeting schedule 
(Saturdays at 6:45PM):

June 13: “Kids!” (Seasons Retirement Community main auditorium) Return with us to those wonderful days of childhood as we screen Our Gang’s “Free Eats”, Rober Benchley’s “How To Raise A Baby”, Anita Garvin, Marion Byron, Edgar Kennedy, and Max Davidson in “Going Ga-Ga”, Joe McDoakes’ “So You Want To Be A Babysitter”, Our Gang’s “Second Childhood”, and Laurel and Hardy in “Their First Mistake” and (of course!) “Brats”. Plus the usual ‘extras’ and the fabulous raffle!

August 15: “Charley Hall!” (Seasons) “The Little Nemesis” will be showcased tonight in Our Gang’s “Bear Shooters”, The Boyfriends’ “Air-Tight”, Charley Chase’s “I’ll Take Vanilla”, and in Laurel and Hardy’s “Two Tars”, “Come Clean”, and “Busy Bodies”. This is more than I can stand! Plus the usual ‘extras’ and the fabulous raffle!

October 17: “Ghostly Gathering of Haunting Howls!” (Seasons) It’s Halloween, and in addition to our costume contest we’ll be showing Our Gang in “Shivering Spooks” and Laurel and Hardy in “Oliver The Eighth” and “A-Haunting We Will Go”. Plus the usual ‘extras’ and the fabulous raffle!

December 19: “Have You Been Naughty Or Nice?” (E.T. Carson) Enjoy the festive season with a platterful of holiday delights including Charley Chase’s “The Caretaker’s Daughter”, and Laurel and Hardy in “Scram!” and “Babes In Toyland”. Ho-ho-hold on to your sides as the laughs are presented as an early holiday gift to you...plus the usual ‘extras’ and the fabulous raffle!

Time remaining until the “Hal Roach’s Silent Cinema Shorts!” film program finally gets here (I can’t wait...!):
Driving directions to lead you to our April 18 meeting:

Traveling from the north, going south on I-75:
1. Drive into Cincinnati and get off at exit 6 (Mitchell Avenue/St. Bernard). 
2. Make a right off the exit and immediately get into the far left lane. 
3. At the first signal (Kenard) make a left. 
4. Pass the Kroger on your right, and when this road ends, make a left onto Clifton Avenue. 
5. Travel 1.5 miles up the Clifton Avenue hill and make a left at Loraine Avenue (if you cross Ludlow Avenue you have gone too far!). 
6. Go 0.2 miles on Loraine and then make a slight right onto Brookline Drive. 
7. Go 0.2 miles on Brookline and then turn right on Ludlow Avenue. 
8. The Lodge will be on the right side of the street; turn into driveway just before the Lodge to get to parking area in rear of building.

Traveling from the south, going north on I-75:
1. Drive over the Ohio River into Ohio and get in left lane. 
2. Take exit 3 (Hopple Street) exit, which is ON THE LEFT. 
3. At signal at end of ramp make a left onto Hopple Street/US-52. 
4. Stay straight on this road, which, after the first signal, turns into Martin Luther King Drive West. 
5. Go about 0.5 miles and then make a left onto Dixmyth Avenue. 
6. When Dixmyth ends, make the left onto Clifton Avenue. 
7. Go 0.2 miles down Clifton Avenue and then make a right onto Ludlow Avenue. 
8. The Lodge will be on your left; take driveway to the right of the Lodge to get to rear parking area.

Traveling from the north, going south on I-71:
1. Drive into Cincinnati and take exit 3 toward Taft Road. 
2. Turn slight right onto William Howard Taft Rd and continue 0.5 miles until Reading Rd/US-42. 
3. Make a right onto Reading Road and go another 0.6 miles where you’ll turn left onto Martin Luther King Drive East. 
4. Go 0.2 miles and make a right onto Vine Street. 
5.  At the first signal on Vine, make the left onto West Nixon Street. 
6. Follow Nixon St for about 0.4-0.5 miles as it turns slight right and becomes Jefferson Ave, which then becomes Ludlow Avenue. 
7. The Lodge will be on the right side of the street; turn into driveway just before the Lodge to get to parking area in rear of building.

Traveling from the south, going north on I-71 (I-471):
1.  Drive north on I-471 and cross over the Ohio RIver into Cincinnati, Ohio. 
2. Merge onto I-71 North via the exit on the left. Immediately take the Reading Rd/US-42/Florence Avenue exit, exit 2, on the left. 
3.  Keep left at the fork in the ramp. 
4. Turn slight right and go onto Reading Road/US-42 North for about 1.3 miles and then turn left on Martin Luther King Drive East for another 0.6miles. 
5. Turn right onto Vine Street. 
6.  At the first signal on Vine, make the left onto West Nixon Street. 
7. Follow Nixon Street for about 0.4-0.5 miles as it turns slight right and becomes Jefferson Avenue, which then becomes Ludlow Avenue. 
The Lodge will be on the right side of the street; turn into driveway just before the Lodge to get to parking area in rear of building.



Questions? Comments? Please contact Grand Sheik Gene Sorkin at chimptent@live.com

We look forward to seeing you at one of our film evenings; please tell your friends and family because “the more the merrier”!mailto:chimptent@live.com?subject=shapeimage_3_link_0

The upcoming  APRIL 18  film evening features these silent films:

Our Gang learn that it is best to do your weekend chores without complaint in Saturday’s Lessons (1929)
Charley Chase may seem crazy when he doesn’t even try, but when he does he is Crazy Like A Fox (1926)
Max Davidson has some “unique” marriage problems in Should Second Husbands Come First?(1927)
Stanley and Oliver try (and fail!) to fool their wives - but wind up having  Their Purple Moment (1928)
Laurel and Hardy are cavemen “he-men” having their courtship issues under the  Flying Elephants  (1928)
Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy are home-builders (?) who lack that ‘certain’ touch in The Finishing Touch”  (1928)
  PLUS the usual film surprises, ingratiating company (?!) AND the  “fabulous”  raffle


   PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BY LIVE KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIMENT TO MOST OF THESE SILENT FILM COMEDIES!


 

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