Welcome to “The Chimp Tent”, Oasis #279 of The Sons of the Desert (The Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society) of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, where the Tent was foundered in December 2008.


EXTRA! FOR IMPORTANT NEWS CONCERNING LAUREL AND HARDY, PLEASE SEE THE “NEWS FLASHES!” PAGE BY CLICKING HERE

... and now, back to “The Chimp Tent”! You are cordially invited to attend our next meeting of the Chimp Tent featuring a salute to: 

“Silent Selections”




When: n: SATURDAY, April 21, 2018 
Where: E.T. Carson Masonic Lodge, 218 Ludlow Avenue, (Clifton) Cincinnati, OH 45220.
Time: ~6:45 - 10PM?
Theme: “Silent Selections” - 10th Annual All-Silent Film Show!
What to bring: Snacks, chips, water, soft-drinks, appetizers, etc. to share with others in attendance. 
Cost: $6 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!

The upcoming April 21 film evening will feature silent classic comedy films starring
  Laurel and Hardy in “Early To Bed”, “The Second Hundred Years”, and “The Lucky Dog” 
     ALSO STARRING SOME OF THEIR FRIENDS, INCLUDING...
  Harry Langdon in “His Marriage Wow      Charlie Chaplin in “The Immigrant”      Plus cartoons, surprises, and of course the “fabulous” raffle!

Will all the silent films being shown have live keyboard accompaniment? If you know “The Chimp Tent”, then you already know the answer to this question (which involved a nodding of the head in an up-and-down direction!)

Driving Directions that’ll lead you to our April 21 meeting:

Upcoming 2018 Meetings Schedule

(Saturdays at 6:45PM):


April 21 (E.T. Carson Lodge in Clifton)

June 23 (Seasons Retirement Community main auditiorium in Kenwood)

July 11 (Special convention meeting at downtown Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel!)


Time remaining until the next Chimp Tent meeting on April 21;

I can hardly wait!

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL LAUREL AND HARDY FANS, MEMBERS OF ‘THE SONS OF THE DESERT’ AND ANYONE WHO ENJOYS HAVING A FUN TIME WITH FILM FANS OF CLASSIC COMEDY!



“The Chimp Tent” is pleased to announce that we will have the honor of hosting the upcoming 21st International Sons of the Desert Convention in downtown Cincinnati during the week of July 8-15, 2018. Make plans now to attend this event, which will includes Sons from all over the world, ‘field-trips’, films, and just plain fun!


More information is available from http://www.laurelandhardy2018.com . Don’t miss this chance to meet your fellow Laurel and Hardy enthusiasts and have a ‘darb’ of a time!

E.T.Carson Masonic Lodge
218 Ludlow Avenue, Clifton, Cincinnati, OH  45220

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. 
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.

Questions? Comments? Please contact the Grand Sheik at:

chimptent@gmail.com


We look forward to seeing you at one of our film evenings; please tell your friends and family because “the more the merrier!”

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