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You are cordially invited to attend our next meeting

of the Chimp Tent featuring a salute to:


“1936!”

When: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2016

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

Time: ~6:45 - 10PM?

Theme: “1936!”

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 2016 Meetings Schedule 
(Saturdays at 6:45PM):


April 16: “8th Annual All-Silent Cinema Sensations” (E.T. Carson) We continue our annual April all-silent screening shows with some doozies, including Daffy Duck (who’ll be doing the only talking during the evening!), Marion Byron & Anita Garvin’s “Feed ‘Em And Weep”, Max Davidson’s “Jewish Prudence”, Charley Chase’s “His Wooden Wedding”, and Laurel and Hardy will silently make you laugh with their “Duck Soup”, “We Faw Down”, and “Liberty”!

June 11: “College” (Seasons) School may be ending for students, but there’s still many lessons to be learned... in comedy! See what the fuss is about with a cartoon, Our Gang’s “Time Out For Lessons”, Charley Chase’s “The Nightshirt Bandit”, Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly’s “An All-American Toothache”, and Laurel and Hardy’s feature film university opus “A Chump At Oxford”. This will be an educational session you won’t want to miss!

August 13: “A Tribute to Billy Gilbert” (Seasons) Our favorite blustery sneezer gets his own night to shine as we showcase the many thespian talents of Mr. Gilbert. Included among his cinematic sensations will be his many supporting actors including Charley Chase (“Nurse To You”), Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly (“Maid In Hollywood”), the Taxi Boys (“Taxi Barons”) and of course Stan & Ollie (“County Hospital”, “One Good Turn”, and “The Music Box”). Yes, “The Music Box” is the one with Laurel and Hardy pushing the piano up those stairs!    

October 15: “Silly Simian Cinema” (Seasons) The Chimp Tent really goes ape over this program - our namesake Laurel and Hardy short “The Chimp” gets a screening, along with Thelma Todd & ZaSu Pitts’ “Show Business”, some cartoons related to more monkey business, and topped off with Stan & Ollie (somehow) meeting up with a gorilla in “Swiss Miss”. Bring your prehensile friends along with bananas in tow for a swinging good time off our vine!

Time remaining until the “1936!” film program finally gets here (I can’t wait...!):

Driving directions to lead you to our February 20 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.

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 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”!

The upcoming FEBRUARY 20 film evening features films produced or released in 1936, including (but not limited to!):

Our Gang decide to put on a show but run into monkey trouble (again?!) in Our Gang Follies of 1936
Robert Benchley thinks he’s the master but soon learns otherwise as his pooch shows him How To Train A Dog
Charley Chase confuses his wife with her identical-twin sister, leading Charley to distraction in Vamp Till Ready
Laurel & Hardy are bungling (as usual) gypsies raising the daughter of a nearby Count in The Bohemian Girl
  PLUS the usual film surprises, cartoons, ingratiating company (?!) AND the “fabulous” raffle
 

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