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The Evolution Of The Cinema Screen

NOW PLAYING öf THE CINEMA SCREEN TROM 1895-FO1O The idea that... "BIGGER is BETTER" has never rang more true than with movie theaters. From the first public screening, to present day blockbusters, audiences have shown again and again that the bigger the screen, the more they enjoy the experience. Screen Size: Unknown Admission: 1895 Unknown Auguste and Louis LumiEre hold The first commercial public screen- ing of a motion picture using their Cinematograph in Paris. Screen Size: 20'wideX 12'high 1896 Admission: Unknown First Public motion picture played In the U.S. at Koster and Bial's Music Hall in New York City. With a 20x 12 foot diameter screen, it introduced the world to the "Big Screen". Screen Size: 20'wideX 12'high Admission: 1896 .03 Cents Edison's Vitascope Theater opens to the public with 72 seats becoming the first purpose built movie theater. Screen Size: 25'wideX 20'high Admission: 1905 .05 Cents The first Nickelodeon theater opens in Pittsburg. Screen Size: 40'wideX 50'high 1933 Admission: .25 Cents per car .25 Cents per person Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr opens the first drive in theater. Screen Size: 120 wide X 52 high Admission: 1956 .50 Cents per person Bengies Drive In opens the largest movie screen in the U.S. Screen Size: 80'wide X 60'high 1971 Admission: $2.75 Cinesphere, the first IMAX theater opens in Toronto. 8. Screen Size: 117.2 wide X 96.5 1996 Admission: $18.79 LG Imax Theater opens in Australia becoming the worlds largest indoor cinema screen. Screen Size: 100'wide X 42'high 2007 Admission: $6.88 Hoyts opens largest 35mm theater screen in the world in New Zealand. Screen Size: 10 240'wide X 60'high 2009 Admission: $54.00 Pinewood Studios temporarily trans- forms part of its lot into a drive in theater, BESOURCES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_and_Louis_Lumi%C3% A8re http://cinematreasures.org/theater/14770/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koster_and_Bial%27s Music_Hall http://cinematreasures.org/theater/20853/ http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bl_Edison Motion_Pictures3.htm) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drive-in_theater http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/first235.html http://www.bengies.com/Home.php http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinesphere http://www.imax.com.au/visitor_info/ http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0703/S00302.htm http://www.hoyts.co.nz/Cinemas/locations/Sylvia_Park_-_Auckland_LP.aspx?type= http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0702/S00008.htm http://www.retrotogo.com/2009/11/pinewood-studios-drivein-films.html http://commanderbond.net/7846/pinewood-studios-to-open-worlds-largest-drive-in.html PREMIERE BRAPHC AURI .com

The Evolution Of The Cinema Screen

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