Our own group made up a good number of the attendees, providing many great snacks for all present. (I wish I had taken a picture of the snack spread that took up two tables!) Many of the other attendees came from the publicity we received from Cinema St. Louis and the Monday Movie Club.
We should all be very grateful to Nellie, whom orchestrated this whole event. Nellie scheduled the room at the St. Louis Ethical Society, created the flyer for the event, coordinated publicity with Cinema St. Louis, set up the room and the DVD player and projector, and served as emcee for the evening. We may never get Nellie's limits!
Many of us had seen one or both of the films on DVD before this weekend, but we all agreed that seeing the movies with an appreciative crowd was a great experience and made for a very fun evening. Michael Caine's portrayal of Sherlock Holmes was especially enjoyed by the crowd.
Our next meeting is on September 9, at the usual location, the Schafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library. We will meet to discuss "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor." And you can bet discussion of our successful movie night will be at the top of the docket, as well.
After an unofficial poll, it's safe to bet that movie nights will be back again, but our group will have to discuss how often we would like to host them. Please join us if you'd like a say in the matter, or just for a great and friendly discussion of a great canonical story and current happenings in the world of Sherlockiana!