Cinema and technology, a story of progress
Since cinema was invented in 1895, technological advances in the film industry have transformed the way we watch films. It all started with the first projections by the Lumière brothers. Later, cinema switched from black and white to colour, and from silent films to films with sound.
Little by little, movie theatres began to adapt to these novelties to offer a new experience to viewers. During the 1950s they had panoramic screens, through cinerama and cinemascope, to offer a new type of show to audiences and to be different from the television. Another revolution was the integration of the digital world. Animation went from 2D to 3D and we enjoyed films like Toy Story and Shrek.
Among the latest developments, projections of feature films in 3D, like Avatar, stand out. Now, the audio-visual future is aimed at creating spaces that apply virtual reality to films in order to involve people fully in the films. But technology has not only innovated in movie theatres. Today, viewers also have the opportunity to set up a cinema in the living rooms of their homes.
Discover the technological milestones of the seventh art that have managed to capture audiences.