South London Mail (10/Dec/1898) - South London Palace

A small number of newspaper and journal articles suggest that James Bamforth's film The Kiss in the Tunnel (1898) was exhibited by Anglo-American Bio-Tableaux as early as late November 1898, sometimes alongside his short comic film The Honeymoon (1898). Research by Dr. Frank Gray indicates that G. A. Smith's version of The Kiss in the Tunnel was filmed in February 1899 and likely first exhibited on 20 March 1899 at the Canterbury Theatre, London.

The following advertisement refers to Fred McAvoy's South London Palace (also known as the South London Palace of Varieties) which stood at 92 London Road, Lambeth. It was demolished in 1955.

The following is a transcription of a historic newspaper article and may contain occasional errors. If the article was published prior to 1 June 1957, then the text is likely in the Public Domain.
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Manager ... ... ... ... FRED. McAVOY.


An Intensely Dramatic Sketch, in four Scenes Entitled, "Tempted." by Albert Mersh and Powerful Company. Geo. Robey. Walter Kino, Texarkansas, George Mozart, Bernard’s Marionettes, Grant Pratesi Pantomine Company. The Allisons, Laura Lyle, Sisters Don, Lucretia, Charles Vincent, Exclusive Engagement of the Anglo-American Bio-Tableaux, Grand Life-size Pictures, Including The Kiss in the Tunnel, followed by The Honeymoon, and other subjects of thrilling interest.

Prices from 6d. to £1 1s. Doors open 7.30.
Telegraphic Address, "Playmates, London."
Telephone No. 912 Hop.