|CINEMATOGRAPHIC SALON [1896-1896]|
Location: In a shop in High Street, opposite the Triangle.
This was the venue for the first film screenings in Christchurch on 7 November 1896 by James F. MacMahon, a film exhibitor from Melbourne, Australia.
The programe was made up of a selection of shorts: Broadway, New York, Blacksmith's Forge, Humourous Bathing Scene, Trilby Burlesque, Alabama Coons, Burning of Joan of Arch, Wotoon Feneers, Cock-fight, Chinese Laundry (humourous), Military March, Sanding, Japanese Fan Dance
Robert Jackson The Cinema in Christchurch c1986
helps support the activites of the CANTERBURY FILM SOCIETY