The very first film showed to a paying audience, however, was filmed in New York City.
"A filmed boxing match between Australian fighter Albert Griffiths (Young Griffo) and Barnett, titled Young Griffo v. Battling Charles Barnett (filmed on the roof of Madison Square Garden on May 4, 1895 by Woodville Latham and his sons Otway and Grey) was the first motion picture in the world to be screened before a paying audience, at a storefront at 153 Broadway in New York City. The four minute B&W silent film premiered on May 20, 1895, more than seven months before the Lumière brothers showed their film in Paris (see below)."
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