Event The Opium Runners
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Venue Colosseum, Lithgow, NSW
First Date 12 April 1913
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description There was an immense gathering at the Colosseum on Saturday night, when a double attraction was provided in excellent moving pictures and the modern Siamese twins (Daisy and Violet, aged 4). A moving picture 300ft. in length was screened, showing the children and their powers of movement, as well as the part where they were joined. The
children were then brought on the stage, and were much admired by the audience, as they were pretty little girls. Afterwards they moved freely about the hall, being the objects of much curiosity. The star picture of the evening was "The Opium Runners," a sensational dramatic study, while the remainder of the programme was made up of interesting pictures.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Film
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Second and last film produced in Sydney by Gaumont. Pike and Cooper not able to locate a screening.
Data Source
Source Description
Book Pike and Cooper [91]
Newspaper AMUSEMENTS. (1913, April 14). Lithgow Mercury (NSW : 1898 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved July 15, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article218658832
Event Identifier 138659