A comprehensive overview of the origins of cinema
Here's where it all got rolling
Unless you're a film buff, you may not recall that the moving pictures as we known them were actually invented here in Lyon around the end of the 19th century, by the brothers Lumière. And so it's no surprise that the Institut Lumière, housed in the old family home, carries on both their memory and the traditional of film history. Here you'll see screenings of some of the very oldest films in existence as well as get close-ups of vintage cameras and other equipment, along with abundant other material from the early days of cinema (the archives here hold nearly 1,500 films!). This is a surefire hit for young and old alike. Roll 'em!