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Films presented in Canada

Photo caption: An early Kinetoscope parlor, about 1894, in San Francisco, California.

Source: Museum of Modern Art (New York)

Andrew and George Holland of Ottawa put on the first public presentation of films in Canada at West End Park.  They used the Vitascope.  The Holland brothers were also responsible for the world’s first Kinetoscope Parlor at 1155 Broadway in New York.

Soon after, films were presented all across Canada, using either the Vitascope, the French Cinematographe or the British Animatrographe.