Friday Foto follies: The Movie Theater

Today’s Follies commemorate movie theaters in celebration of the first movie projected onto a screen before a paying audience, which happened in a storefront theatre at 153 Broadway in New York City on this day in 1895.  That 8-minute movie was a boxing match between Australian, Albert Griffiths and Charles Barnett titled “Young Griffo v. Battling Charles Barnett.”




6 thoughts

  1. Wow! What a trip through movie Theater history. Just wonderful. Seeing inside some of them makes you realise why they were called movie palaces.
    I think my favorite was the Academy, with that amazing Art Deco spiral.
    Loved how the Brentwood had a baby sitting service!
    Thank you so much

  2. Great post – what stunning cinemas! I wish more of them still existed – it’s weird how centuries old theatres are still standing, but so few movie theatres are.

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