Last night's exhibition of talking pictures at the Theatre Royal by means of The Kinetophone, the latest Edison wonder, can be rated a fine success. The pictures were witnessed by a fairly large audience, but the advertising resulting from the pleased patrons of the first performance is certain to ensure full houses tonight and tomorrow night. The programme included eleven numbers, comprising humour, drama and thrills and the films were equally good, but it is no discredit to the remainder of the selections to remark upon the 'Singing Blacksmiths' as being of especial merit. In the comic opera 'Said Pasha,' the merit of the machine was thoroughly tested, and did not fail. The difference between the Kinetophone and the ordinary cinematograph pictures is so great that the spectator almost forgets that he is looking at a mechanical production, as the pictures, songs, and music synchronize perfectly. Booking is to be done at Moutrie's.
Theatre Royal: Edison's Kinetophone – A Good Exhibition
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