Vitascope is an early film projector first demonstrated in 1895 by Charles Francis Jenkins and Thomas Armat. Year 1895 ( MDCCCXCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Not to be confused with Charles Francis Jenkins (1865-1951 a U Thomas J Armat ( 25 October, 1866 – September 30, 1948) was an American mechanic and Inventor, a pioneer of The pair publicly demonstrated an image projection device at the Cotton States Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia which they called the "Phantoscope. The 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition was held at the current Piedmont Park in Atlanta Georgia. " This prototype of modern film projectors cast images onto a wall or screen for a moderately large audience. A prototype is an original type form or instance of something serving as a typical example basis or standard for other things of the same category The inventors, heady with the scent of success, became at odds with one another and began fighting over credit for the invention.
Armat, armed with legal authority, independently sold the Phantoscope to The Kinetoscope Company. The Kinetoscope is an early motion picture exhibition device Though not a Movie projector —it was designed for films to be viewed individually through the window The company realized that their Kinetoscope would soon be a thing of the past with the rapidly advancing proliferation of early cinematic engineering. The history of film spans over a hundred years from the latter part of the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century. They were very interested in this newest magic lantern and approached Thomas Edison to finance the manufacture of the instrument. The magic lantern or Lanterna Magica was the ancestor of the modern Slide projector.
Edison agreed to the deal on one condition: in classic Edison style, he would henceforth be credited with the invention of the machine that he renamed the "Vitascope". 
Edison's involvement soon extended to film production for the projector in the new Edison movie studio, Edison's Black Maria. A movie studio (aka film studio) is in the established sense of the term a company that distributes films. The Black Maria (pronounced ma-RYE-uh was Thomas Edison 's movie production studio in West Orange New Jersey.