The curved pipe, the suave dressing gown, “Elementary, my dear Watson”: all quintessentially Sherlock Holmes and all derived from one man. No, not from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; but from a man named William Gillette. William Gillette was an American stage actor, playwright, and director most prolific around the turn of the 20th century. Gillette was extremely well-respected within the theater community for his numerous roles and the plays he authored; but his most famous and most popular role was as Sherlock Holmes in a play he wrote and performed in more than 1,300 times.

Jeff Rapsis, brilliant silent film accompanist, is going to be with us to provide live musical accompaniment along with the film. His accompaniment style is fun, accessible, and extremely well-done. I have personally heard him play a few times and it was incredible each and every time. You’ll love him.

Come out to the Alamo Theatre on Sunday, March 20th, at 6pm to watch Sherlock Holmes (1916), this lovely, miraculously, found film and hear Jeff Rapsis’s amazing accompaniment. Admission: $5, Free for Members and Century Donors.

March 20, 2016 - 6:00pm