As you settle into your seat at the multiplex you might wonder where all of this modern dolby surround sound 3D incredible experiences come from. It begins in Paris in 1895. The Lumiere brothers have launched a new and exciting form of entertainment never seen before. They are going to show a cinematic film in a cafe. It features a short simple story set over a few scenes. There are no words save for a card to explain what is happening and a pianist provides the music. It goes down a storm.
Before we all had televisions, and needed the services of a TV Aerial repair Gloucester based company from time to time, the cinema was where you went to see the news via British Pathe. You then got a cartoon and a short 45 minute film or documentary. This was then followed by the feature presentation. It was a proper night out.
You also have to remember that there was no sound. In many cinemas an organist would slowly emerge from the front of the stage on a lift. Many of the first cinemas were converted variety theatres once the owners saw the way the wind was blowing they changed them. The age of the film was on its way.