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You are cordially invited to attend our next film evening:

Let’s Go To A Convention!

When: Saturday, June 14, 2014

Where: Seasons Retirement Community main auditorium, 7300 Dearwester Drive (Kenwood), Cincinnati 45236

Time: ~6:45 - 10PM?

Theme: Let’s Go To A Convention!

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 2014 meeting schedule 
(Saturdays at 6:45PM):

August 16: “Tribute to Thelma Todd” (Seasons) Come join us we honor the lovely Ms. Todd in some of her Laurel and Hardy and Hal Roach-related comedy shorts: The Boy Friends’ “Love Fever”, Charley Chase’s “Looser Than Loose”, with Patsy Kelly in “Bum Voyage”, with ZaSu Pitts in “Red Noses”, and of course with Laurel and Hardy in “Unaccustomed As We Are” and “Another Fine Mess”.

October 18: “Crazy Cars” (Seasons) Fasten your seat belts as we take a look at how Laurel and Hardy and the Hal Roach Studios ‘respected’ automobiles as only they could! Racing along our speedway this evening will be Charley Chase’s silent film “All Wet”, Our Gang’s “Auto Antics”, The Taxi Boys’ “Taxi For Two”, Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly’s “Beauty And The Bus”, and Stan and Ollie will lead the pack with “Hog Wild”, “One Good Turn”, and of course their silent classic “Two Tars”!

December 13: “Dance In Your Pants!” (E.T. Carson) There’s music in the air and we end 2014 in swingin’ style with Charley Chase’s “Mr. Bride”, Joe McDoakes’ “So You Want To Learn To Dance”, and Laurel and Hardy in “The Bullfighters” - plus the usual film surprises. Ho-ho-hold on to your dance partners for this one!

Time remaining until the “Let’s Go To A Convention!” film program finally gets here (I can’t wait...!):
Driving directions to lead you to our June 14 meeting:

From I-71: 

Exit at Montgomery Road (exit 12). Go north on Montgomery Road for about 0.9 mile, passing Sturbridge Drive. The next left is Dearwester Drive. As you make this left onto Dearwester Drive, there will be a large sign indicating “Seasons” on your right. If you pass Miami Road while still on Montgomery Road, you’ve gone too far! After turning left from Montgomery Road on to Dearwester, make a quick right into the Seasons driveway.

Park in employees’ parking lot, which is to the right after you enter the Seasons short driveway. If for some reason all employee spots (~25-30 of them!) are taken, you can park in the visitor parking area, which is left of the entrance way down the 3rd road on your right (look for Visitors Parking sign).

From the Reagan Cross-County Highway: 

Exit the Highway via the ramp on the right toward Montgomery. Take the South Montgomery Road exit, and go about 0.9 miles down Montgomery Road, passing Miami Road on your left. Turn right on Dearwester Drive, and right again into Seasons driveway. If you pass Sturbridge Drive on your right while still on Montgomery Road, you’ve gone too far! 

Park in employees’ parking lot, which is to the right after you enter the Seasons short driveway. If for some reason all employee spots (~25-30 of them!) are taken, you can park in the visitor parking area, which is left of the entrance way down the 3rd road on your right (look for Visitors Parking sign).

After parking, enter through front main entrance of building to Seasons Retirement Community. Go down the stairway, and to the main auditorium (which is in the opposite direction to where you’re facing when you get to the bottom of the stairs). If you have any questions, just ask any of the residents or staff!


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

This upcoming June 14 film evening will feature the following films:

Mickey Mouse has some Stan and Ollie help at a big film opening in Mickey’s Gala Premier (1933)
Our Gang and Scotty have some ‘sour’ competition in the lemonade field in The Lucky Corner (1936)
Joe McDoakes learns a “valuable” lesson in So You Want To Go To A Convention (1952)
Charley Chase attends a “Hoot Owl” convention and has his girl trouble in The Grand Hooter (1937)
Laurel and Hardy try to fool their wives (foolish lads!) in the classic film Sons Of The Desert (1933)


PLUS the usual film surprises, ingratiating company (?!) AND the  “fabulous”  raffle
 

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