The first film show in Brighton is given at the Pandora Gallery, opposite the West Pier, using a ‘cinematographe’.
Mr Alfred Darling, a clever engineer and inventor helps various early film makers with equipment.
Alfred Esme Collings makes a number of films in Brighton like Brighton front on a bank holiday’ in King’s Road and Train arriving at Dyke Station.
George Albert Smith constructs a film studio at St Ann’s Well Gardens in Hove, this studio uses natural daylight.
G A Smith introduces close-ups in films, such as The Little Doctor.
His Spiders in a Web, showing a close-up of two spiders within a circular mask, is one of the earliest natural history films.
James Williamson and Georges Méliès make several films of King Edward VII’s coronation processions in London. This is one of the first co-productions of the history of cinema, if not the first ever!
G A Smith’s British patent for colour kinematography is granted. The colour film is made by projecting a black-and-white film behind alternating red and green filters.
A programme of 21 Kinemacolor short films is made at the Palace Theatre, London. This is the first presentation of colour films to a paying audience in the world.
The first motion picture exhibited in Kinemacolor was an eight-minute short filmed in Brighton titled A Visit to the Seaside.
Six permanent cinemas open including one in an ornate purpose-built building – the Duke of Yorks, now the oldest continuously running cinema in the world.
In 1911 nine more cinemas open.
Premiere of The Boulting Brothers’ production of Brighton Rock, starring Richard Attenborough and shot during the previous year, is held at the Savoy Cinema (ABC), East Street.
The British Film Institute (BFI) defines l’école de Brighton, the ‘Brighton School’, describing the pioneer days of film-making.
The Itinerama, a mobile Cinerama theatre in a tent seating 1,261 people opens on Hove Lawns for two weeks.
Richard Attenborough’s film version of Oh! What a Lovely War is shot on the West Pier, Madeira Drive and at Sheepcote Valley. Many of the extras were students from the University of Sussex and other local people.
The mods and rockers riots of 1964 are recreated in the film Quadrophenia, shot in the original locations around the centre of Brighton. The Sea-Life Centre Aquarium and The Grand Hotel feature in the film.
Brewery company Stella Artois provides free film screenings on Brighton beach.
The Brighton Film School is established
Cine City presents Dive In Movies at the Prince Regent swimming pool as part of White Night.
They show a ‘mix tape’ of swimming pool scenes at The Prince Regent Swimming Pool.
Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England is the first film simultaneously released in theatres, DVD, online and free to view channels.
Creative England established one of their two national talent hubs in the city
Film City is launched to support the film cluster in the city.