On This Day

Events in Film & Television in 1896

  • Jan 4 AFL charters Actors' National Protective Union, NYC
  • Mar 12 1st movie in Netherlands (Kalverstr 220)
  • Apr 23 Vitascope system of movie projection 1st shown at Koster & Bial's Music Hall (NYC)
  • Jul 26 Vitascope Hall, 1st permanent for-profit movie theatre, opens in New Orleans