On March 22, 1895, the first screening of the film for a narrow circle of friends took place in Paris. The spectators were shown a short film “Workers leaving the Lumiere plant”. Shortly before this, the Frenchmen Louis and Auguste Lumière received a patent for the apparatus “Cinematograph” invented by them.
However, the birthday of cinema will be considered December 28 of the same 1895. On that day, in a Parisian cafe on Boulevard des Capucines, the Lumières presented to the general public the world’s first short film “Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat” … This demonstration made the audience jump up from their seats in fear … Of course, because the train was moving on them!