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This early film camera was developed by Thomas Edison, whose invention of the Kinetoscope and the Vitascope led to the first silent motion pictures.

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Thomas Edison experimented with the transmission of vocal sounds and images while living in the Boston area. The great inventor was commemorated in a U.S. postage stamp

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The Jazz Singer was a groundbreaking movie that incorporated spoken dialogue into film.

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Sun Ra was the opening act for a re-imagined Modern/Mayflower Theatre, which featured live entertainment after the movie business declined. However, that venture was short-lived. The theater closed in 1981 and fell into disrepair.

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Holes in the Modern Theatre roof let in the elements, leading to deterioration of the fine detail inside the original building.

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The program includes a synopsis of the photo play as well as a list of coming attractions and advertising.
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