Jean-Claude SEGUIN

Newcastle-upon-Tyne est une ville d'Angleterre (Grande-Bretagne).


Le Cinématographe Lumière de Félicien Trewey (Empire, 15->9 juin 1896)

Félicien Trewey annonce son cinématographe Lumière :

At the Empire, the original "Cinematographe" will be introduced by M. Trewey.

Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Newcastle, lundi 15 juin 1896, p. 3).

La présentation a lieu le 15 juin à l'Empire Theatre : 

Notwithstanding the excessive heat last night, there was a capital house at the Empire. in Newgate Street. Newcastle. Although the current week's programme is an excellent one from the purely music hall standpoint, the great attraction is the "Cinematographe" exhibition, which has been brought from the London Empire, where it has had a long and successful run. It is under the personal direction of M. Trewey, a sleight-of-hand artist and shadowgraphist of unique standing. Most music hail patron; are more or less familiar with the "Cinematographe" Local music hall goers have had ere this an opportunity of seeing what this marvellous production of photographic science is capable of doing, but since the last exhibition of the sort in Newcastle considerable improvement is noticeable in the clearness of the photographs thrown on the screen and in the distinctness of the movements of the figures in the photographs. Some of the views are most realistic, particularly that showing the arrival of a train at the station, the alighting and embarking of passengers and the departure of the train; that of a falling well with the accompanying cloud of dust; that of a small boat and its occupant rising and falling with the waves of the sea; and that of waves breaking on the shore. There are many other views representing a variety of incidents portrayed with remarkable fidelity. This engagement promises to be a great success.

Newcastle Daily Chronicle, Newcastle, mardi 16 juin 1896, p. 5.

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Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Newcastle, vendredi 19 juin 1896, p. 1.

Le Cinématographe Lumière de Félicien Trewey (Empire, 2 août 1896)

Félicien Trewey est de retour avec son cinématographe Lumière qui inaugure ses séances le 2 août :

Last-night at the Empire Theatre, Newcastle, there was a largely attended primate view of the original Lumiere Cinematographe. The great success attending its exhibition at the Empire a few weeks ago led to another week's production of this wonderful development in the art of photography. Monsieur Trewey. the manager of the exhibition bring to Newcastle on this occasion several new pictures, which are instinct with life and animation. The greatest interest was attached last night to the views depicting scenes connected with the coronation of the Czar of Russia. The picture showing the procession of the various Asiatic Potentates, with their well-defined types, was intensely absorbing, while that of Their Majesties travelling in the State Carriage depicted very clearly the magnificence of the Imperial pageant. A thrilling scene was that which showed the calling out of a Fire Brigade, the members of which responded very smartly to the alarm. "Hyde Park at Noon" showed to what extent the bicycle craze has extended in fashionable circles, as the greater proportion of those who were not on foot were seen to be careering along in the happiest of fashions, ladies as well as men vieing with each other in the pace they kept tip. "The Changing of the Queen's Guard at St. James's Palace" was peculiarly life-like, while the manoeuvering of a squadron of cuirassiers wan presented so clearly that one could almost imagine one heard the clatter of the horses' hoofs as they galloped forward. Amongst other good scenes was Trafalgar Square with its recruiting incidents and bustling traffic, the arrival of a mail boat at Folkestone, and the arrival of a train at a country station in France. The whole of the views are clearly produced on a considerable scale, without any hitch, and the exhibition may be said to be absolutely the best of the sort now before the public. The Cinematographe pictures will be shown at the Empire Theatre every evening this week, and at the afternoon performance on Saturday next.

Newcastle Daily Chronicle, Newcastle, lundi 3 août 1896, p. 5.

Le Cinématographe Lumière de Félicien Trewey (Empire, 2 août 1896)

Félicien Trewey est de retour à l'Empire en octubre.

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The Evening Chronicle, Newcastle, lundi 19 octobre 1896, p. 1.

De nouvelles vues sont présentées à cette occasion :

The chief item on the Empire programme this week is the Cinematographe, under the direction of M. Trewey. This is one of the best, if not the best exhibition of the sort ever seen in Newcastle. It is not so long since M. Trewey was here with his marvellous exhibition of what can be accomplished by photography, but despite this fact the house was well filled last night. Since his last visit M. Trewey added new views to his collection, the principal ones being these of the wedding of Princess Maud of Wales and the coronation of the Czar. The various pictures called forth a good deal of applause. Those who have not already done so, should see this wonderful exhibition. In addition to the cinematographe, there is an average all-round variety company under engagement at the Newgate Street house.

Newcastle Daily Chronicle, Newcastle, mardi 20 octobre 1896, p. 8.

The Living Photographs des frère Downey (Palace Theatre, <7> novembre->12 décembre 1896)

James John et Frederick Downey présentent un cinématographe au Palace Theatre en novembre:

PALACE THEATRE.-Proprietors, Palace Company, Limited; Manager, Mr Charles Wood: Assistant-Manager, Mr. C.E. Tomlinson.-The Leopolds are the chief attraction this week, their smart acrobatic performances being rewarded with well-merited applause. Exceeding good are J. J. and F. Downey's living photographs.

The Era, Londres, samedi 7 novembre 1896, p. 21.

Les vues tournées lors de la visite du Tsar au début du mois d'octobre sont présentées en décembre :

The series of animated photographs which were lately exhibited at the People's Palace, Newcastile, have since been reproduced at Windsor Castle before the Queen and Court. The views were shown by Messrs. W. and D. Downey, of London, assisted by Messrs. J. and F. Downey, of South Shields. Fac-similes of some of the films used in producing the moving secenes on the canvas were printed in last week's "Lady's Pictorial" Looking at the illustrations, it is curious to observe the changed positions of the figures as picture succeeds picture in the series. But only a small part of any one scene could be given in the periodical, which will be readily understood when it is stated that each reel of films, forming the complete picture as projected upon the screen, contains no fewer than 1,200 separate photographs. Mr. F. Downey, who had the honour of assisting at the exhibition in Windsor Castle, in well-known in the Northern Counties for his performances as a chess-player. It will be remembered that he was the first winner of the Silver Knight, the handsome chess trophy which is offered by the proprietor of the "Weekly Chronicle" for annual competition among the devotees of the fascinating game in the North of England.

The Newcastle Weekly Chronicle, Newcastle, samedi 12 décembre 1896, p. 4.