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The History of Cinema:1896

 

 

 

 

 

     
   

Argentina - Mexico

     
   

Escamotage d’une Dame au Theatre Robert-Houdin (1896)

     
     
    Argentina
     
  18/7 - Lumiere’s Cinematographe premieres in Buenos Aires at the Teatro Odeon, 367 Emerald Street. [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Australia

     
  22/8 - The first public screening is given at the Melbourne Opera House in Bourke Street. [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Austria

     
  27/3 - The first public screening is given in the mezzanine of a house at Kartnerstrasse 45. [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Belgium

     
  1/3 - The first public screening is held at 7 Galerie du Roi in Brussels. [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Brazil

     
  8/7 - The first public screening takes place at No. 57 Rua de Ouvidor, Rio de Janeiro. [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Canada

     
  28/6 - The first public screening takes place when a show of Lumiere films is screened in a former shooting gallery on rue de la Lagauchetiere in Montreal.  [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Chile

     
  25/8 - The first public screening is given on a Lumiere Cinematographe in Santiago. [ADD]
 
     
     
   

China

     
  11/8 - The first public screening takes place at the Hsu Gardens in Shanghai.  [MORE]
     
     
   
   

Czechoslovakia

   
  15/7 - The first public screening is given at Karlovy Vary. [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Denmark

     
  7/6 - The first public screening is held in a wooden pavilion at the Haymarket (now the Town Hall Square) in Copenhagen.  [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Egypt

     
  5/11 - The first public screening takes place in one of the halls of Tusun Pasha in Alexandria. [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Finland

     
  28/6 - The first public screening is given in Helsinki. [MORE]
     
     
     
    France
     
   

Raoul Grimoin-Sanson

     
  5/3 - Raoul Grimoin-Sanson patents his Phototachygraphe combined camera and projector. [MORE]
     
    Georges Melies
     
  4/4 - Georges Melies gives his first film show at the Theatre Robert-Houdin in Paris. [MORE]
     
  4/4 - Auguste Blaise-Baron and Fréderic Bureau receive a patent for a sound and image synchronisation system inspired by Edison’s Kinetophone.  [MORE]
     
  28/4 - Pierre-Victor Continsouza and Rene Bunzli receive a patent for their Maltese Cross system. [MORE]
     
  2/9 - Georges Melies patents the Kinetographe camera-projector. [MORE]
     
    ferdinand Zecca and Charles Pathe
  28/9 - Charles and Emile Pathé form the Société Pathé Frères with capital of 40,000 francs. [MORE]  
     
  21/10 - Eugene Pirou screens Le Coucher de la Marie, possibly the first porn movie. [MORE]
     
    The Vanishing Lady (1896)
     
  Oct - Georges Melies makes Escamotage d’une Dame au Theatre Robert-Houdin (The Vanishing Lady), the first of his trick films. [MORE]
     
  20/12 - Georges Melies introduces the Star Films trademark. [MORE]
     
    Alice Guy
     
    Alice Guy makes La Fee Aux Chou (The Cabbage Fairy) for Leon Gaumont. [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Germany

     
  16/4 - The first public screening is given in the canteen of the Stollwerck factory in Cologne. [MORE]
     
    Oskar Messter
     
  Apr - Oskar Messter acquires a Theatrograph and set about improving upon its design. [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Great Britain

     
    Birt Acres
     
  10/1 - Birt Acres presents the country’s first successful projection of films to the Lyonsdown Amateur Photographic Association in Barnet . [MORE]
     
  20/2 - Robert Paul demonstrates his Animatograph projector at Finsbury Technical College.  [MORE]
     
  21/2 - The first public screening is given at the Marlborough Hall of the Royal Polytechnic Institution (now part of the University of Westminster) in Regent Street, London.  [MORE]
     
  12/3 Birt Acres gives his first public projection of films at 2 Piccadilly Mansions, Piccadilly Circus, London. [MORE]
     
    RW Paul
     
  19/3 - Robert Paul gives the first public demonstration of his projector at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly. [MORE]
     
  21/7 - Birt Acres presents his films to 75 members of the Royal families of Europe at Marlborough House. [MORE]
     
  24/10 - Robert Paul patents a moving picture “experience” based on H. G. Wells’ novel The Time Machine. [MORE]
     
    Esme Collings makes 19 films over a brief but prolific period. [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Holland

     
  12/3 - The first public screening is held at a rented building in Amsterdam Kalverstraat 220. [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Hungary

     
  10/5 - The first public screening is held in the café of the Hotel Royal in Budapest. [MORE]
     
     
     
   

India

     
    The Watson Hotel, Bombay
     
  7/7 - The first public screenings are held at the elite Watson’s Hotel in Bombay. [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Italy

     
  12/3 - The first public screening is held at De Liure’s photographic studio in Via del Mortaro, near the Trevi Fountain. [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Latvia

     
  28/5 - The first public screening is held in the attic of 11 Kalku Street on the 28th May 1896. [ADD]
     
     
     
   

Luxembourg

     
    Jacques Marie Bellwald (Picture of Jacques Marie Bellwald supplied courtesy of www.oldpostcardsluxembourg.com)
     
  18/10 - The first public screening is given by photographer Jacques Marie Bellwald to the people of Echternach, a small town on the eastern border.  [MORE]
     
     
     
   

Mexico

     
  16/8 - The first screening takes place at the Castle of Chapultepec for President Porfirio Diaz on the 6th August 1896.  The first public screening is held 10 days later at 9 Plateros Street, Mexico City. [MORE]
     
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