Pencil Background With Backward Wording
Here's an image from the "Encyclopedia of Walt Disney Animated Art" showing the scene with Mickey and Pluto.
Here's another image of the same background from the Disney web site showing Minnie.
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From “Mickey’s Delayed Date” (1947). "Hard Times" is the sign in front of the theater. "SC 63" "Hard Times Costume Party Tonite!" Sign: "Next Week Orsayday and His Orchestra" The sign reads in part (backwards): Nite Tues Prizes Fun ???" [Unframed Item: 12"W x 10"H] Acquired 1998. SeqID-0238 Updated: 8/3/2005
Reference: Image from “Encyclopedia of WD Animated Art” pg 42 has scene from film. Some minor differences between the pencil background and what appeared in the film. Also can be seen on the Disney web site with Minnie standing in front of the sign.