The Lumière brothers organized their first film screening in Paris 126 years ago. Today, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, cinemas are in danger of closing down. During the COVID-19 pandemic, movie theaters all over the world are struggling. When the Lumière brothers invite for the film’s first public screening on December 28, 1895, it caused quite a stir. In this article, we’ll try to understand what is the future of cinema and movie theater.
The show was held in the cellar of the Grand Cafe in Paris and for 20 minutes. In the end, the organizers said that everyone was “stunned and indescribably surprised.” Thirty-two viewers saw the animated picture for the first time. Success is overwhelming.
Although Auguste and Louis Lumiere had applied for a patent for their film equipment-movie camera, the video camera, and projector-on February 13, 1895, they were not the only ones who invented film. Inventors in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany are also working to create devices that make movies possible.
At the beginning of Nov. 1895, a few weeks before Lumieres, the German brothers’ Max and Emil Skladanowsky showed off their projectors. However, their equipment was technically inferior to the equipment provided by the Lumiere brothers. It was precisely because of technical advantages and commercial marketing that December 28, 1895, was as the birth date of the movie.
Streaming media era
After a century and a quarter, this is a cause for celebration. But due to the coronavirus pandemic this year, no seminars or events have been held-this is in stark contrast to the 120th anniversary of the cinema five years ago. But, what about the future of cinema?
At that time, the Grand Palais in Paris recognized the achievements of the Lumiere brothers, a comprehensive exhibition. But the industry may not want to celebrate, especially when this year has proven disastrous for movies. Movie halls all over the world close the doors.
Many film production companies are considering whether they can altogether abolish theaters. On the contrary, the streaming media business is booming, and companies such as Netflix and Amazon exceed the sales data of traditional theaters. For example, the latest Pixar movie “Soul” will bypass the theater and premiere directly on the streaming platform Disney+.
Is The End? Does Cinema Have a Future?
While the introduction of TV and TV shows in the 1950s or the advancement of videotapes in the 1980s. The demise of movies has been repeatedly big, but it has never been so bleak as this year. With lose of up to 70%, many in the industry believe that traditional films are to fail. German film and television producer Uli Aselmann (Uli Aselmann). Who made the 2017 movie Jugend Ohne Gott, said that the experience of watching movies needs to be special again. Others include Lars Henrik Gass, director of the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival.
At the same time, German cinemas seem to be on the verge of extinction. Especially with the latest blockade measures implemented shortly before Christmas. In a recent press release, Kristen Berg, head of the Hauptverband Deutscher Filmtheater (HDF). Stated that the new blockade would destroy many cinemas. and what is the future of cinema?
“We will lose about 1 billion euros this year, including concessions. We cannot cope,” she said. German cinemas have been closed for the past 5 1/2 weeks. According to a survey conducted by HDF during the first lock-in period in mid-April, 58% of movie theaters surveyed estimated that they would only survive the next two to three months. After more than half a year, the situation is likely to get worse.