Monday, December 28, 2009

Cinema celebrates its 114th birthday!

The first public film screening was held on December 28, 1895, at the Salon Indien du Grand Café on the Boulevard des Capucines in Paris by The Lumière brothers, Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas and Louis Jean . This history-making presentation featured ten short films. Each film is 17 meters long, which, when hand cranked through a projector, runs approximately 50 seconds.

[Text from Wikipedia. Still from "L'arroseur arrosé," one of the films included in the program. Many happy returns to SC in Newcastle, and heartfelt appreciations to DLP.]

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