I’ve found many lists and supercuts of movie characters watching movies. I’m wondering what the first known instance of this (movie characters watching a movie) is.


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It's such an old trope that I don't know for certain what the first is, but the earliest one I can cite is Those Awful Hats, a 1909 Biograph comedy short in which women enter a movie theater wearing increasingly larger and more preposterous hats, blocking the views of the other patrons, until a big crane drops down from above and snatches one of the women away.

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