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Rancho Obi-Wan

What would you do with 5,000 Star Wars character cards? The promotional images of iconic Star Wars characters were donated to Movie Poster Archives. Unfortunately, they didn’t fit into any of the normal categories of movie posters, lobby cards, stills or press kits. What to do? Archivist Ed Poole contacted long-time colleague Steve Sansweet at …

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Site of America’s First Movie Theater Gets Historic Marker

Site of America’s First Movie Theater Gets Historic Marker On July 26, 1896, the first movie theater in the United States opened at 623 Canal Street in New Orleans. Admission to the 400-seat theater—basically a showroom fitted with a projector and filled with chairs—was 10 cents. For an additional dime, patrons were afforded a glimpse …

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