Salon Indien du Grand Cafe
14 Boulevard des Capucines,
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Located between the Olympia Music Hall and the Paris Opera House on Boulevard des Capucines. The Lumiere Brothers(Auguste and Louis) screened motion pictures for the first time to a(paid?) public audience in the basement of Salon Indien du Grand Cafe(Indian Salon of the Grand Cafe) on 28th December 1895, showing 10 different silent shorts. The 10 different shorts are listed on the Salon Indien du Grand Cafe page on Wikipedia.
The site is now a cafe(Cafe Lumiere, named after the history of the site), part of the Hotel Scribe. There is a plaque which commemorates this historic event in the history of cinema, located several feet up on the exterior wall beside the arched entrance to the cafe.
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