Key dates in cinema

  • 1888: The invention of celluloid
  • 1891: Thomas Edison and the birth of cinema
  • 1895: The Lumiere brothers invent the first film camera, Cinematographe
  • 15 May 1902: First feature film screening
  • 1905: Birth of Nickelodeons in Pittsburgh
  • 6 August 1926: The Warner brothers introduce the vitaphone
  • 6 October 1927: The Jazz Singer, the first talking film
  • 31 October 1929: Advent of talking films in France
  • 1932: First color film
  • 1952: Movies released in 3D
  • 4 December 1953: First film in Cinemascope
  • 1972: Dolby is introduced in cinemas
  • 2005: Launch of digital cinema
  • 2016: Launch of EclairColor HDR