Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
La Droguería Plateros
Ciudad de México
Here was the Plateros Drugstore, where the first public demonstration of cinematography was given in Mexico.
Erected by Ciudad de México.
Location. 19° 26.003′ N, 99° 8.163′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Francisco I. Madero just east of Calle Isabel la Católica, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Museum of the Estanquillo (a few steps from this marker); El Gran Café La Concordia (a few steps from this marker); Café La Concordia (a few steps from this marker); House of the Condes de Miravalle (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital del Espíritu Santo Temple of the Professed or San José del Real (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Gillow (within shouting distance of this marker); Calle de las Carreras (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
Regarding La Droguería Plateros. Claude Ferdinand Bon Bernard and Gabriel Veyre, collaborators of the Lumière brothers, traveled to Mexico in 1896. They brought their instruments and the short films that had amazed spectators in the main European cities less than a year earlier. The films were first shown to President Porfirio, his family and close associates at the Castillo de Chapultepec. Later they were shown to scientists and politicians at the Bolsa de Valores building (the Stock Market) and a few days later at the Droguería Plateros to the general public. Among the first films shown was the "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat".
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.