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Film History – The first commercial showing of a moving picture took place in 1895.

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The first commercial showing (they charged admission) of a moving picture show took place in Paris. The film was made by Louis and Auguste Lumiere, brothers who invented a device called the Cinematographe. The Lumiere brothers made 2,000 films over a five year career. The Lumiere brothers thought that there was no future in moving pictures, so their career as filmmakers was rather short. In 1903, they patented a color film making process. They also developed a dressing for burns and a surgical tool.

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