The Nicolau brothers patent the first toy film projector in Barcelona: the Cine NIC.
The appearance of the first drive-in theatres in the United States.
Louis Lumière presents a prototype for screening films in 3D to the French Academy of Science.
Becky Sharp, by Rouben Mamoulian, the first feature-length film shot entirely using the three-strip Technicolor process.
Appearance of the Cinérama, a multi-projection process on a curved panoramic screen with three synchronized projectors.
The first screening of stereoscopic images using polarized filters.
Fuji Photo Film Company is founded.
First modern colour film, Kodachrome.
Paillard-Bolex, one of the most prestigious makers of home filmmaking devices, is founded.
Kodak markets 8mm film. Cine Kodak Eight Camera.
RCA Victor brings out the first optical sound projector aimed at amateurs (16mm).
Eric M. Bern announces the first home movie camera equipped with a sound recording system.
Eumig C2. The first camera made with a light meter.
Eumig C4: the first with electrical film winding.
Two new formats of colour film for home filmmaking come onto the market: Kodachrome and Agfacolor.
The Bolex H16 by the Swiss firm Paillard comes on to the market. For over thirty years it will be one of the best-selling 16mm cameras in the world.
Pathé launches the Pathé Vox, one of the first sound projectors.
Kodak introduces the first 16mm sound film for the Sound Kodascope Special Projector.
BBC One, the oldest television channel in the world, begins regular broadcasting.
Basing themselves on Pfleumer's experiments, German firms AEG and BASF join forces to develop magnetic tape for sound recording.
Edwin Howard Armstrong patents FM (Frequency Modulation) radio.
Based on the work of Alan Blumlein, the first stereophonic record is produced.
BASF makes the first magnetophonic tapes on a plastic support (cellulose acetate).