Het seizoen 1908-1909 werd in Rotterdam gemarkeerd door de doorbraak van de vaste bioscooptheaters. Niet alleen in het centrum, maar ook in de periferie werden gebouwen ingericht om met grote regelmaat films te vertonen. Nieuwe sociale groepen gebruikten de bioscopen om zich te onderscheiden van andere. Maar wie gingen er negentig jaar geleden nu precies naar de film? En welk publiek naar welke bioscoop?Cinema images can be viewed calmly. The rise of Rotterdam’s cinemas in the 1910s.The 1908-1909 season saw the breakthrough of permanent cinemas in Rotterdam. Not only in the city centre, but also in the periphery buildings were being adapted to show films on a regular basis. New social groups began to use cinema as a medium to difierentiate themselves from others. But who frequented cinemas ninery years ago? And to which cinemas did the various groups go?

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de Valck, Kristine. (1998). 'Bioscoopbeelden kunnen gerust bezichtigd worden'. De opkomst van Rotterdamse bioscopen in de jaren tien. Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 1(1), 32–46. doi:10.18146/tmg.48