Silent film Sherlock Jr has Buster Keaton's portrayal of the legendary detective long before Benedict Cumberbatch glared penetratingly into a camera lens.
his classic comedy, famous for its technical wizardry and daring stunts, will be shown as part of a double bill with Laurel and Hardy's short comedy caper Do Detective's Think?
Both films will be accompanied on the restored organ by Donald MacKenzie, resident organist at the Odeon Leicester Square. The organ at St John's Notting Hill was restored in 2014 with support from National Lottery players via a £373,500 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Donald is returning to St John's Notting Hill after playing at six previous shows:
The Lodger in October 2016
The Cameraman in May 2016
The Wind in October 2015
Steamboat Bill Jr in May 2015
Wings in November 2014
The Hunchback of Notre Dame in October 2013.
Advanced booking is highly recommended as all previous silent film screenings have sold out. Don't miss this special event.
Doors open at 7.00pm for an 8.00pm film start.
Do Detectives Think?: 20 mins
Sherlock Jr: 45 minutes
Evening ends: 9.30pm
Age rating: PG
There will be popcorn and a bar available. Seating is unreserved - good sight lines are available throughout the church. Despite being heated, the church may be cold in the evening so please wear warm clothing.
Tickets are just £10. All profits go to putting on more organ events and film nights at St John's Notting Hill, as well as to organ tuning and maintenance. Use the Paypal button below to purchase tickets. You do not need a Paypal account for payment, you can select the 'Pay with card' option on the payment screen. Tickets are not issued - instead names are recorded on a list which will be at the door on the evening. This means we avoid charging an extra booking fee. All ticket buyers will receive an email confirming their purchase, sent to the email address used at payment.