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First cinema in Britain

First cinema in Britain

Event  From 20/2/1896 

Categories: Cinema

Countries: France

The Lumières' friend, Felicien Trewey, a French music hall entertainer already popular in London, brought the Lumière Cinématographe machine to the hall at Regent Street Polytechnic for a 3-week booking, charging 1 shilling a ticket. A timeline for this cinema is give at Birthplace of Cinema. Oct 2012 the cinema is undergoing a restoration project and is due to reopen, as a cinema again, in 2014. Then in 2014 we read that an appeal has been launched to raise funds for the restoration.

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