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You are cordially invited to attend our next film evening:

Silent Movie Memories

When: Saturday, APRIL 19, 2014 (NOT April 12!)

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

Time: ~6:45 - 10PM?

Theme: Silent Movie Memories

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):

June 14: “Let’s Go To A Convention!” (Seasons) In honor of the International Sons of the Desert convention taking place in Hollywood, California in early July (not too late to sign up for the convention!), please join us as we show films detailing how much ‘fun’ conventions and conventioneers can be, e.g. Charley Chase’s “The Grand Hooter”, Joe McDoakes’ “So You Want To Go To A Convention”, and of course, Laurel and Hardy’s “The Sons of the Desert”!

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 “Silent Movie Memories” film program finally gets here (I can’t wait...!):

Driving directions to lead you to our April 19 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”!

This upcoming April 19 film evening will feature the following films:


Charley Chase is set to lose his life, but a Queen offers him to be a King in Long Fliv The King (1926)
We’re proud to show the rarely-seen silent film compilation that brought Laurel and Hardy back into the public arena after being forgotten - yes, it’s Robert Youngson’s The Golden Age Of Comedy (1958)


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

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