On This Day in 1895 Auguste and Louis Lumiere Showed Films to a Paying Audience for the First Time in History.

"December 28 - The Lumière brothers have their first paying audience at the Grand Café Boulevard des Capucines — this date is sometimes considered the debut of the motion picture as an entertainment medium."

The Technology Committee of the Visual Effects Society salutes and thanks The Lumière brothers for their pioneering spirit and dedication to the medium of film.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_and_Louis_Lumiere [via @Geniusbastard]

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