If there are any 2719 Hyperion readers out there with reasonable access to the Kansas City area, please consider attending next week's fund raising event on behalf of the nonprofit organization Thank You Walt Disney and its efforts to restore the original Laugh-O-Grams Studios building. The event is being held on Thursday, June 12 at the new Screenland Armor Theatre in North Kansas City. Festivities begin at 6PM with a silent auction and will conclude with a special showing of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull at 8PM. Tickets are $35. For more information about the event and how to purchase tickets, go to www.laughograms.com or email email@example.com.
Kansas City was an integral and important time and place in the life of Walt Disney and even more significantly in the history of animation itself. The McConahy Building, located at 1127 East 31st Street was the location of the Laugh-O-Grams Studios and is the focal point of the restoration efforts of Thank You Walt Disney.
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