World's oldest movie theater turns 100





Los Angeles may be the movie capital of the world today, but the very first cinema went into business far from the Hollywood hills in what is now Poland. The landmark theater turns 100 this year.

When the first moving picture was projected on the screen in the Kino Pionier cinema - then called Helios - tickets cost just two pennies and Germany was ruled by an emperor. What is now the Polish city of Szczecin on
the Baltic coast was then the German city of Stettin, just an hour's drive
northeast of Berlin.

While Hollywood may now be the film capital of the world, it was there in Szczecin that the very first movie was shown in 1909.


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