Birt Acres
(1854-1918)

Died aged c. 64

Birt Acres (23 July 1854 – 27 December 1918) was an American and British photographer and film pioneer. Among his contributions to the early film industry are the first working 35 mm camera in Britain (Wales), and Birtac, the first daylight loading home movie camera and projector. He also directed a number of early silent films.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Centenary Of Cinema 1996 #172

Birt Acres (1854–1918) film pioneer [full inscription unknown]

19 Park Road, Barnet, London, United Kingdom where he was

Centenary Of Cinema 1996 #013

Odeon Cinema. Birt Acres and Robert Paul lived locally [full inscription unknown]

Everyman Barnet, Western Parade, Barnet, London, United Kingdom where he lived near

Centenary Of Cinema 1996 #058

Birt Acres made this the venue of the first public film screening in Wales [full inscription unknown]

Cathay's Park, Cardiff, United Kingdom where he was