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The end of Theatoriums, too

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Moving Picture World (February 1908), 135.

DB here:

Vis-à-vis the last post [2], all of three hours ago, Alert Reader and arthouse impresario Martin McCaffery [3] sends the above.

Actually, it’s much in the spirit of current jeremiads: Movies and their theatoriums better shape up, or they’ll be finished–like bicycles and Ping-Pong.

History is so cool. Full text here [4] and below. There’s also a 1908 rebuttal, in the spirit of movies-are-doing-just-fine-thanks, here [5]. Both courtesy the prodigious Lantern [6].

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