Theater Movie Exhibition at Koster & Bial’s Music Hall

Koster and Bial’s Music Hall located at 34th Street, New York, NY, USA, held a movie exhibition on April 23, 1896 to a paying audience. Thomas Alva Edison’s Vitascope depicted a series of short scenes, including: a ballet scene; a burlesque boxing match; surf breaking on the shore; and a comic allegory entitled The Monroe Doctrine. The images were half life size and were shown in conjunction with other acts. Edison did not appear and refused to bow.

Date:
      April 23, 1896
Name(s):
      Thomas Alva Edison
Occupation:
      Inventor
Location:
      New York, NY, USA

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