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Inside the world's oldest cinema: France's Eden Theatre


In the sunlight of the French Riviera lies the port of La Ciotat. It's home to the Eden Theatre, the world's oldest cinema. It was there, in 1895, that an audience witnessed the first ever projection of moving pictures: the mythical "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat" by France's Lumière brothers. A hundred and thirty years later, Michel Cornille is the guardian of this monument of cultural heritage. After being closed for three decades following a deadly hold-up in 1982, the Eden Theatre has been showing films to audiences again since 2013.

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