The History of Movies

  • The First Movie

    The First Movie
    The first surviving movie is Roundhay Garden Scene, it was only 2.11 seconds long but still counted as a movie, it was created in 1888 by French inventor Louis Le prince. This movie was black and white.
  • The First Motion Picture Studio

    The First Motion Picture Studio
    The first motion picture studio was created by The Edison Corporation, it was named The first Kinetoscope parlor nicknamed The Black Maria. People could come and watch movies for 25 cents.
  • The First Nickelodeon Theater

    The First Nickelodeon Theater
    The first Nickelodeon theater opens in 1905 in Pittsburgh, PA. Nickelodeon got its name from its admission prices of 5 cents. These theaters usually showed short, silent films.
  • The First Feature Film Released

    The First Feature Film Released
    The first feature film was released in 1911 when two reels of D. W. Griffith's Enoch Arden were put together.
  • The Walt Disney Company Created

    The Walt Disney Company Created
    On October 16, 1923 The Walt Disney company was created
  • Movies with Sound

    Movies with Sound
    In 1927, The Jazz Singer was the first movie with sound that was released.
  • Cartoons with sound

    Cartoons with sound
    Walt Disney Galloping Gaucho and Steamboat Willie, the first cartoons with sound.
  • Double features

    Double features
    Double features began to emerge for a way that the unemployed could occupy time.
  • The First Drive-In

    The First Drive-In
    when drive-ins where created din 1933 people could come park, eat, and enjoy their movie in comfort
  • Walt Disney's First Movie

    Walt Disney's First Movie
    Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs was Disney's first animated movie, and it was a classic.
  • Hollywood Threatened

    Hollywood Threatened
    Hollywood was threatened in 1948 by McCarthyism because of accusations of communism.
  • The Wide Screen

    The Wide Screen
    When TV was invented Film needed to up its game so Widescreen was invented
  • The first 3D Movie

    The first 3D Movie
    in 1953 the first 3D film was released, relying on stereoscopic technology.
  • Psycho!

    In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho comes out and terrifies the audience. Psycho become one of the years most successful films.
  • Marlin Monroe Passes Away

    Marlin Monroe Passes Away
    In 1962 sadly the actress Marilyn Monroe passed away from a drug overdose at age 36.
  • The Sound of Music

    The Sound of Music
    The Sound of Music hits in 1965 and is an instant hit
  • Movie Ratings

    Movie Ratings
    Movie Ratings were introduced in 1968. Movie ratings include such as: G,R,PG,X. PG-13 came later and X was changed to NC-17
  • The Steadicam

    The Steadicam
    The Steadicam is a device that allows videos to be smoother and prevents vibrations and shock. The Steadicam was invented in 1975
  • Jim Clark

    Jim Clark
    In 1982 Jim Clark founded Silicon Graphics. This cutting-edge company contributed to the growth of computer imaging and animation in films.
  • X changed to NC-17

    X changed to NC-17
    In 1990 the movie rating X was changed to NC-17 (No Children Under 17)
  • The Most Expensive Movie of All time.

    The Most Expensive Movie of All time.
    in 1997 Titanic was released and cost up to 300 million dollars to produce and market.
  • Digital Projectors

    Digital Projectors
    In 1999 the first digital projectors where introduced into the public. Giant reels of film where no longer needed to show a movie
  • Harry Potter

    Harry Potter
    In 2000 Daniel Radcliffe was announced by Warner Bros. to play the 11 year old Harry Potter from the J.K. Rowling series that was due in 2001.
  • Walt Disney buys Pixar

    Walt Disney buys Pixar
    In 2006 Walt Disney Co. paid 7.4 billion dollars for Pixar Animation Studios.
  • Robin Williams says Goodbye

    Robin Williams says Goodbye
    Sadly on August 11, 2014 Robin Williams took his own life in Paradise Cay, CA. Robin William suffered from Lewy Body Disease or LBD for short, this is another form of dementia. It attacks every neuron in your body doctors say its as if he had cancer in every organ in his body.