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We invite you to get to know the devices that astonished our great-great grandparents. Come and see what the first film shows were like, and allow yourself to be fascinated by the motion picture shows that have made audiences of every period dream. A visit recommended for the whole family.

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A Historic Moment: the Lumière Brothers

The invention of the Cinématographe Lumière: the cinema is born

n 28th November 1895, the Lumière brothers presented the Salon Indien in the basement of the Grand Café in Paris. It was the first public screening of a film to a paying audience with a device that they had invented: the cinematograph. The audience came out astonished and surprised. The projections were hugely successful right from the first session and from that moment on they spread all over the world with remarkable speed.

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