Dahesh Movie Night


The Dahesh Museum of Art will make no mystery about how to start the New Year with a series of classic Sherlock Holmes films beginning Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Screenings begin at 6:30 PM, are free to the public, and are introduced with a brief overview of the film and its context within the cinematic history of Sherlock Holmes. Screenings are held in the Dahesh Museum of Art Gift Shop located at 145 Sixth Avenue on the corner of Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street. Complimentary popcorn and soft drinks are provided, and the screenings are wheelchair accessible.

The Sherlock Holmes films include:

Wednesday, January 7: Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) with Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene, Lionel Atwill, and John Carradine. Running time: 80 minutes.

Wednesday, January 14: Pearl of Death (1944) with Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Miles Mander, and Rondo Hatton. Running time: 69 minutes.

Wednesday, January 21: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) with Peter Cushing, Andre Morell, and Christopher Lee. Running time: 87 minutes.

Wednesday, January 28: A Study in Terror (1965) with John Neville, Donald Houston, Anthony Quayle, and Judi Dench. Running time: 95 minutes.

Wednesday, February 11: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) with Robert Stephens, Colin Blakely, Christopher Lee, and Clive Revill. Running time: 125 minutes.

Wednesday, February 18: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1975) with Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Leo McKern, Dom DeLuise, and Douglas Wilmer. Running time: 91 minutes.

Wednesday, February 25: The Seven-Percent Solution (1976) with Nicol Williamson, Robert Duvall, Laurence Oliver, Vanessa Redgrave, Joel Grey, and Alan Arkin as Sigmund Freud. Running time: 113 minutes.

Wednesday, March 11: Murder By Decree (1979) with Christopher Plummer, James Mason, John Gielgud, Anthony Quayle, Frank Finlay, Donald Sutherland, David Hemmings, Susan Clark, and Geneviève Bujold. Running time: 124 minutes.

Wednesday, March 18: Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) with Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox, Sophie Ward, Nigel Stock, and Freddie Jones. Running time: 109 minutes.

Wednesday, March 25: Without a Clue (1988) with Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jeffrey Jones, Nigel Davenport, and Peter Cook. Running time: 107 minutes.

“We had so much fun with our previous film series tying together 19th-century novels to pop culture, that we decided revisit the same idea,” said J. David Farmer, Director of Exhibitions at the Dahesh Museum of Art. “Few figures of 19th- century popular culture loom larger than Sherlock Holmes, and we hope to take away some of the winter chill with warm memories of movies about the world’s greatest detective.”