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The popularity of film increased throughout Canada

Photo caption: One of the earliest movie theatres in Canada, circa 1909, in Dundas, Ontario.

Source: Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library

In 1903, store-front theatres were common all across Canada.

The first dramatic film made in Canada was “Hiawatha, the Messiah of the Objibways.”  This 800-foot reel was directed and photographed by Joe Rosenthal and was the brainchild of E.A. Armstrong  of Montreal.