The first film red light It was screened in Italy in the evening of 25 October 1901 (see also https://www.pilloledistoria.it/7172/storia-contemporanea/anna-fallarino-in-casati-stampa).
The event, as you can imagine quite expected from a public quite pruritic, It took place in Reggio Emilia, precisely the Teatro Ariosto.
In reality it was a single film, but a series of films that had to be just the beginning of a cycle called “black nights”.
The titles, eg Borgia has fun e intimate scenes in the dressing room of an artist, leave no doubt about the plot.
However this first screening of a movie at red lights in our local land was a success and the proceeds went well beyond expectations.
Compared to the normal programming, films bold yielded about three times more.
1 lira for a seat in the front row, but only 20 cents, then a popular price, for the gallery.
No wonder the shows no women were admitted: He could only attend an adult audience and exclusively male (photo: tgcom24.mediaset.it).