Sunday, April 2, 2017

This Day in Pop Culture for April 2

The first permanent movie theater opened its doors on April 2, 1902.

First Permanent Movie Theater Opens

Though the date is up for debate, the common theory is that on this day in 1902 Tally’s Electric Theatre opened its doors for the first time in Los Angeles. Before then, movies where shown in miscellaneous empty locations. Initially, the theatre was open from 7:30-10:30 p.m. but matinee showings were added soon after. Ten years later, the theatre was the first to show a color film. Tickets prices were just ten cents.