Film History Timeline

Timeline created by stacy moran
In Film
  • Roundhay Garden Scene

    Roundhay Garden Scene
    The Roundhay Garden Scene is considered one of the oldest surviving films used with a motion picture camera. The short film was directed by Louis Le Prince. The film only lasts from 2-3 seconds and was filmed in Oakwood Grange, UK
  • The Haunted Castle

    The Haunted Castle
    The Haunted Castle is a french short film, considered the first ever horror film. The haunted Castle was directed by Georges Melies. Melies uses a sort of special effects in the film, which could be one of the earliest uses of special effects in film.
  • Electric Theatre

    Electric Theatre
    Tally's Electric Theatre is the first permanent theater. Opened in Los Angeles California by Thomas Lincoln Tally, it was the first theater in the state of California. Unfortunately, the theater business wasn't successful and Tally closed down the theater in Jun of 1903.
  • The Gulf Between

    The Gulf Between
    The Gulf Between was the first filmed that used Technicolor. The film is considered lost with only a few frames that can be found. The film was apparently a complete disaster and hard on the eyes.
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    The Jazz Singer is the first feature length film that used sound in it. The Jazz Singer ended the era of silent films and helped the popularization of talkie films.
  • Snow White

    Snow White
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is considered the first full length animated feature film, but it's more accurately the first animated film produced in English and Technicolor. The film also paved way for future animated movies.
  • The Thief of Bagdad

    The Thief of Bagdad
    The Thief of Bagdad was the first film to use a blue screen. It won many awards including one for special effects. There's no doubt it contributed to the use of special effects.
  • The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz
    The Wizard of Oz was the first film to ever be televised. After its massive success, It's obvious why they wanted to show this movie on television.
  • MPAA Film Rating System

    MPAA Film Rating System
    This was the date the film rating system was established. The sole purpose for making a rating system was to help parents differentiate what's appropriate to show their children.
  • The Young Teacher

    The Young Teacher
    The Young Teacher is a South Korean film. This film is also the first film to ever be on VHS.
  • Red Dawn

    Red Dawn
    Red Dawn was the first movie to be rated pg-13. After the release of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, It was being considered a good idea to make a new rating system between pg and r.
  • Titanic

    Titanic is the first movie to ever gross $1 billion worldwide in the box office. This is a huge milestone in film history. The hype for the movie also could've helped with the earnings for this movie.