Memorial

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Plaque: First film show

Here, on 1 March 1896, the first public performance of the Lumière cinematograph in Belgium took place.
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Homage to the Lumière brothers, to the Belgian precursor, Joseph Plateau, to the researchers and pioneers of cinema.
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Plaque put up on 1 March 1956 at the initiative of the National Committee of Film Workers and with the participation of the Belgian Cinema Corporation

Original inscription:

ICI EUT LIEU
LE 1er MARS 1896
LA PREMIERE
SEANCE PUBLIQUE
EN BELGIQUE
DU CINEMATOGRAPHE
LUMIERE
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HOMMAGE
AUX FRERES LUMIERE
AU PRECURSEUR BELGE
JOSEPHE PLATEAU
AUX CHERCHEURS ET
PIONNIERS DU CINEMA
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PLAQUE APPOSEE
LE 1er MARS 1956
A L’INITIATIVE DU
COMITE NATIONAL DES
TRAVAILLEURS DU FILM
ET AVEC LE CONCOURS
DE LA CORPORATION
CINEMATOGRAPHIQUE
DE BELGIQUE

The composers of the text on this plaque seem to have taken their cue from some Oscar speeches we have heard.

Site: First film show (2 memorials)

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