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Vitascope Theatre
Located in the Ellicott Square Building, Buffalo NY

Photo - Vitascope Projector Smithsonian

Photo: Vitascope Projector (Eastman House, Rochester)

Illustration above - Robert W. Gutteridge, The Vitascope

1896 handbill - Vitascope Projector

1897 handbill - Vitascope Theatre

1897 newspaper article about Vitascope Theatre

Mitchel and Moe Mark and Edisonia Hall in Buffalo Entrance to the Vitascope Theatre was through Edisonia Hall

Vitascope Hall (Cinema Treasures)

Bill Zimmerman,
On This Day, October 19, 1886: Buffalo Premieres World's First Movie Theater Buffalo Rising article

Greater Niagara is crazy about the movies: Our off the wall history Cultural Niagara website

Contributions to the Cinematic Image: Kinetoscope, Vitascope, Kinetophone, Cinématographe Includes digitized movies

Cinematic Storytelling Kodak


The Library of Congress American Memory Some early movies and stills online. Examples: "Pan-American ." Type in the name of the movie.

Movies shown at the Vitascope Theater:

Special thanks to Edward Summer for his invaluable assistance

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