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

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