The Cinematic Age: The Evolution and Future of Moviegoing Around the World, Once Magazine: Issue 9
Story by Stephan Zaubitzer, and Spencer Strub
Obituaries for the movie theater have been written since even before its birth. In 1894, the inventor Thomas Edison gloomily anticipated the commercial failure of his Kinetoscope, his peep-show movie-player. Each machine catered to only one viewer. The impractical device duly went bust, proving Edison right.
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