Bill poster for the week of Monday 16 September 1913

Bill poster for the week of Monday 16 September 1913

Large posters were positioned outside the theatre to advertise what was appearing soon. The most famous and well known acts were positioned at the top of the bill, the less well known at the bottom.

In this week the star attraction was the film ‘The Battle of Waterloo’. It was a military epic, the longest and most expensively made film of its day.

The film boasted 200 veteran performers, 50 canons and £200 spent on a carriage which was blown up!

Image courtesy of The Library of Birmingham