Exhibition: Lumière ! Le cinéma inventé

On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the Cinematograph, the Grand Palais hosts an exhibition dedicated to the invention of the cinema and its two Lyon-based creators: Louis and Auguste Lumière. The first half of the exhibition presents the many innovations of these authentic pioneers of inventors: from the Cinematograph,which allows to film, make copies and be projected, to the Photorama, a system which shows 360-degree shots. The history of the cinema is, among others, linked to Paris, since the Lumière brothers organized the first ever paying public screening on December 28th 1895 at the Salon Indien du Grand Café, then presented the first 75mm films on the occasion of the 1900 Universal Expo, a few steps away from the Grand Palais. Finally, the second half of this retrospective approaches the evolution of filming methods, and notably the change from silver to digital.

"Lumière ! Le cinéma inventé" exhibition, from March 27th to June 14th 2015.
Open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm, and Sunday to Monday from 10am to 8pm.
Full rate: €13 / Concession (16-25 years old): €9 / Free for visitors under 16.

1st poster of the Cinematrograph by Henri Brispot (early 1896) - © Institut Lumière

Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 17 17
Metro: Champs-Elysées Clemenceau (lines 1 and 13).

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