From all over the world, people flock to movie theaters for entertainment and fun. When people think movies, they think of the latest and greatest of imaging technology and the actors that play in them of course. From James Dean to Brad Pitt, actors and movies have been a part of American culture for many, many years. Now days you can go see the new 3D movies at the movie theater, but you couldn't have those new 3D movies without the basic films of the past. So where did movie theaters originate?The movie theater was originally called a movie palace because of the big spaces and sometimes extravagant buildings (and the fact they wanted to attract as many customers as possible). Movie theaters appeared around sometime in the late 1800s, and became a very popular trend. When a vacant retail store was up for sale, Moe Mark and Mitchell Mark took advantage of this and created the first movie theater in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theater had featured a vatascope projector from Thomas Edison's company. Although movies at the time had no sound and were short filmed because of their technology, it still was the takeoff for something much more than either of them had imagined.