Biddall's exhibition Bioscope booth next to King's Arms pub

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1906
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Tom Francis image
Picture Reference Mit_​Mitcham_​Fair_​T1
Original Format Photo
Photographer / Origin of Photo Tom Francis
Notes / History The first British showing of a moving picture took place on 20th February 1896, using technology pioneered by the French Lumiere brothers.

Showmen acquired projectors and toured public halls. Ruffles' Imperial Bioscope gave projections at Worple Hall, Wimbledon and Vestry Hall, Mitcham.

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