First commercial exhibition of a projected motion picture (film)
Who
10 short films by the Lumiere Brothers
What
first
Where
France (Paris,Salon Indien, Gran Cafe)
When
1895
Often hailed as the ‘founding fathers of modern film’, the Lumiere Brothers, Louis and Auguste, can take credit for the first commercial exhibition of a projected motion picture to a paying public in 1895, in the world's first movie theatre - the Salon Indien, at the Grand Cafe on Paris' Boulevard des Capucines. The 20-minute program included ten short films with twenty showings a day.