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Koster and Bial's Music Hall

First Projected Moving Picture

 
 
Koster and Bial's Music Hall Marker on Macy's Dept. Store image. Click for full size.
By R. C., November 22, 2008
1. Koster and Bial's Music Hall Marker on Macy's Dept. Store
Inscription.
Here the Motion Picture Began
On the night of April 23, 1896, on this site in Koster & Bial's Music Hall
Thomas A. Edison
with the "Vitascope"
First projected a moving picture

 
Erected 1938 by Motion Picture Industry.
 
Location. 40° 45.039′ N, 73° 59.367′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. Marker is affixed to wall next to one of the 34th Street entrances of Macy's. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 West 34th Street, New York NY 10001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles James (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Giorgio Di Sant’Angelo (about 500 feet away); James Gordon Bennett Monument (about 500 feet away); Bonnie Cashin (about 600 feet away); Anne Klein (about 600 feet away); Macy's Department Store (about 700 feet away); Samuel Rea (about 700 feet away); Mainbocher (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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With Macy's Sign image. Click for full size.
By Doran Howitt, April 25, 2013
2. With Macy's Sign
Koster and Bial's Music Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
3. Koster and Bial's Music Hall Marker
Marker is to the left of the Macy's Dept. store entry on 34th Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,677 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 24, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   2. submitted on April 25, 2013, by Doran Howitt of Fair Lawn, New Jersey.   3. submitted on November 24, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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