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You are cordially invited to attend our next film evening:

Laurel and Hardy’s “Dance In Your Pants”!

When: Saturday, December 6, 2014

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

Time: ~6:45 - 10PM?

Theme: Laurel and Hardy’s “Dance In Your Pants”!

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):

February 21: “1940!” (E.T. Carson Masonic Lodge) Celebrate the historic 75th anniversary of a remarkable year in history and film. Films released in 1940 to be screened will include Our Gang’s “Kiddie Kure”, Charley Chase’s “The Heckler”, and the Laurel and Hardy feature film “Saps At Sea”. Plus the usual ‘extras’ and the fabulous raffle!

April 18: “Hal Roach’s Silent Cinema Shorts!” [our 7th annual all-silent film evening] (E.T. Carson) This is the show that everyone looks forward to - an evening of all-silent comedies from the Hal Roach Studios. Flickering tonight will be Our Gang in “Saturday’s Lesson”, Charley Chase in “Crazy Like A Fox”, Max Davidson in “Should Second Husbands Come First?”, and of course Laurel and Hardy will add their “Their Purple Moment”, “Flying Elephants”, and “The Finishing Touch”. There will be live keyboard accompaniment to most of the silent films! Plus the usual ‘extras’ and the fabulous raffle!

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 Laurel and Hardy’s “Dance In Your Pants!” film program finally gets here (I can’t wait...!):
Driving directions to lead you to our December 6 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 December 6 film evening features ‘moving’ laughs:

Charley Chase helps his boss rehearse the boss’ honeymoon, but Charley is forced to play Mr. Bride (1932)
Our Gang put on a musical ‘show’ for some of their former Gang members in a  Reunion In Rhythm (1937)
Joe McDoakes takes dancing lessons so as to impress his boss in So You Want To Learn To Dance (1953)
Laurel & Hardy’s disorderly ‘dance instruction’ business shuffles along in The Dancing Masters (1943)
PLUS the usual film surprises, ingratiating company (?!) AND the  “fabulous”  raffle
 

SEE THE EPIC TRAILER ADVERTISING THIS FUN FILM EVENING BY CLICKING HERE...


...and to see the OFFICIAL POSTER advertising this film evening, click HERE

(IMPORTANT NOTE: the date on the poster is incorrect; the actual meeting will take place December 6 NOT December 13!