vitascope


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vitascope

(ˈvaɪtəˌskəʊp)
n
(Film) an early type of film projector
[C19: from Latin vīta life + -scope]

vitascope

an early form of motion-picture projector.
See also: Films
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Paralelamente, la competencia de los Lumiere, es decir, el Vitascope de Edison, realizo varias exhibiciones en la capital y en Guadalajara, aunque sin cosechar el mismo furor que habia logrado el cinematografo.
The first commercial motion-picture exhibition in the United States took place in 1894 (the Edison Vitascope projection system).
The Hyatt offers bespoke cocktails and craft beers at Vitascope Hall, and one of the city's best dining experiences at Borgne, where the chefs create seafood dishes with a modern feel.
Although his company produced many attractions for the Kinetoscope and the Vitascope, he considered film's use for entertainment as a very low purpose, far short of its potential.
The answer is that his financial backer stole the prototype from his house and sold it to a theater chain, which marketed it as the "Edison Vitascope" since Edison was a famous inventor by that time.
Or are we facing the contemporary equivalent of what nineteenth-century observers took to be the products of a technology of visualization that afforded users of Crookes's cathode-ray tubes, Rontgen's radiographic devices, Edison's vitascope, or indeed spirit photographers the opportunity to capture the unseen?
Then, in 1896, the Edison Company's Vitascope projector became the first commercially successful projector in the US.
When Paul's Rough Sea at Dover (1895) was shown at the United States premiere of the Edison Vitascope (at Koster and Bial's Music Hall in New York) on 23 April 1896, an enthusiastic journalist reported: 'This was by far the best view shown, and had to be repeated many times ...
Edison's "latest marvel," the Vitascope, at Koster and Bial's Music Hall, located at 6th Avenue and West 24th Street, New York City, where Macy's store stands today.
(10) Moving pictures debuted in Halifax in September 1896 with an exhibition of Edison's Vitascope, and in Saint John in November 1896 with an exhibition of the Cinegraphoscope.
(6) FSIA s 23; Vitascope Pty Ltd v Republic of Nauru (Unreported, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Giles CJ Comm D, 29 August 1997).
From the very earliest days of the entertainment industry, in the late 1800s not long after Edison invented his "vitascope", and Charles Urban improved on it with the more successful "bioscope", shops, cafes, and other easily acceptable locations began showing primitive movies in many African countries.