Jean-Claude SEGUIN

Montrose est une ville d'Écosse (Grande-Bretagne). 


Le Cinematescope de C. W. Locke (Burgh Hall, 3 octobre 1896)

Depuis le mois d'août 1896, David Devant, le célèbre magicien, a organisé une entreprise afin de distribuer et présenter des films en Grande-Bretagne. Une tournée a été mise en place dans le nord du pays et en Écosse. La veille, le spectacle a été donné à Brechin. La séance a lieu, au Burgh Hall, le 3 octobre 1896. L'appareil nommé Cinematescope est en réalité l'un des projecteurs de Robert W. Paul dont David Devant a fait l'acquisition. Le spectacle associe des projections de vues animées et des numéros de magie de Douglas Beaufort. En ce qui concerne les films, c'est C. W. Locke qui est à la manœuvre : 

THE ANIMATOGRAPH IN MONTROSE—This wonderful exhibition of animated photographs was given in the Burgh Hall on Saturday evening before a large audience. In previous issues we have referred at length to this wonderful invention of Mr R. W. Paul, and to some of the pictures which are thrown upon the screen, and what was then said in praise of it was fully borne out by the exhibition on Saturday night. The audience were simply delighted with it, and warmly cheered as each picture disappeared from off the screen. Several new pictures not already referred to, were exhibited, including: -A Highland regiment leaving Maryhill Barracks, Glasgow, a most effective picture; the children's tea-party; children playing at jingo ring; the sea breaking on the shore at Margate pier, and boats leaving the harbour, a charming and artistic effect. Among the pleasures of the evening were several exceedingly clever conjuring and entertaining musical sketches by Mr Douglas Beaufort. - The programme was always varied and full of amusement, affording an excellent opportunity for the display of his remarkable ability and skill as a ventriloquist, and also for his marvellous sleight-of-hand performaces. The cinematescope was admirably manipulated by Mr C. W. Locke. It may honestly be said that this was one of the most genuine entertainments of the many that have already taken place in Montrose this season.

Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin review; and Forfar and Kincardineshire advertiser, Montrose, vendredi 9 octobre 1896, p. 5.