Today in History
April 23, 1896
The United States’ first dinner and a movie
Thomas Edison's Vitascope projects its first film for a paying audience at Koster and Bial's Music Hall in New York City. The "actuality" film, which portrays scenes from everyday life, includes a ballet scene and waves on a seashore. The Vitascope becomes a popular attraction in vaudeville theaters across the United States before its decline several years later.
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