The PHOTO-DRAMA of CREATION
a major chapter in early cinema history

3D VIRTUAL HISTORY EXHIBITION

our 3D Museum & theater
receives the mervyn heard award

In a bid to beat the pandemic we introduce a new immersive experience: a 3D Virtual Museum & Theater accessible to groups of visitors through an innovative videoconferencing system.

This year the Magic Lantern Society gave the Mervyn Heard Award, made for the best written work, archival research programme or smaller-scale digitisation project, to our 3D MUSEUM & THEATER.

Sam and his Magic Lantern

live exhibition

Join our magic lantern show from your home!

Our tailor-made live magic lantern performances and museum tours are adapted to different audiences of today from young children to professional historians featuring: 

  • an introduction to early cinema history,
  • an exhibition of original artefacts and artefacts modeled in 3D in our virtual museum,
  • the projection of beautiful original glass slides using a magic lantern,
  • an opportunity for kids and adults to participate to the readings during the magic lantern show: make it your own performance !
  • a selection of original 78rpm records played during the silent movies.

 TAKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME! 

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OUR AUTHENTIC MAGIC LANTERN PERFORMANCE

We offer authentic glass magic lantern slides as seen a century ago ! The selection of beautiful slides from our Museum collection covers most of the topics presented during the original magic lantern performances of that era. While the lanternist is managing the magic lantern and glass slides, kids and their parents and grand parents are managing the readings.

Our vintage magic lantern

Magic Lantern Show

Vintage Magic Lantern
Photo-Drama of Creation Creation of Animals

Original glass slides

Hand-painted colorised
one Century Ago
Photo-Drama of Creation, Adam in Eve in Eden
kids' & adults' readings
Audio effects and Music...
Photo-Drama of Creation, Jesus questioning the Doctors
Make it your show!

Your Live Performance !

History : the French Revolution
THE PDOC MUSEUM & theater MISSION

The mission of the PDOC Museum & Theater is to study from an historical and a cultural perspective, restore, preserve and exhibit a major chapter in early cinema history: The Photo-Drama of Creation (1914). Our large collection and exhibitions also include material from many other pre-cinema shows from USA, United Kingdom and France. 


We are especially delighted to share this Heritage with the kids and their parents and grand-parents. We also aim to provide support to historians of early cinema, institutions, schools or students working on this fascinating area.

Photo-Drama of Creation History
Photo-Drama of Creation Museum
PDOC Slides
Photo-Drama of Creation slide restoration
PDOC display
testimonials

After attending the exhibition, they wrote to us :