First ever Motion picture Screening in India at Watson's Hotel, Bombay on July 7 by the Lumiere Cameraman Maurius Sestier.
First films shown in Calcutta and Madras. Clifton and Co. announce daily screenings at their Meadows Street Photography Studio, Bombay.1898
Two Italians, Colorello and Cornaglia, organize film shows in tents at the Azad Maidan Bombay. Amritlal Bose screens a package of 'actualities' and 'fakes' st the Star Theatre, Calcutta, with plays and variety entertainments. The multinational Warwick Trading Company commissions Panorama of Calcutta Newsreel. Other Films include Poona Races and Train Arriving at Churchgate Station by Andersonosnoscograph.
H.S. Bhatavdekar (Save Dada) films a wrestling match in Hanging Gardens, Bombay - the first Indian Documentary.
Major Warwick establishes a cinema in Madras. F.B. Thanewala's grand Kinetoscope Newsreels establish the genre's commercial possiblities.
Hiralal Sen's Royal Bioscope establishes Film Exhibition alongside the Commercial Theatre in Calcutta, filming extracts from plays. Save Dada films the return from Cambridge of 'Wrangler' R.P. Paranjpye.
J.F. Madan acquires equipment from Pathe and launches his bioscope show in a tent on Calcutta's Maidan.
Save Dada and American Biograph film Lord Curzon's Delhi Darbar marking the enthronement of Edward VII.
Manek D. Sethna starts the Touring Cinema Co. in Bombay showing The Life of Christ, a two-reeler.
J.F. Madan turns producer with Jyotish Sarkar's film of a protest rally against partition of Bengal. Swamikannu Vincent, a draughtsman for the railways, acquires a projector and film from a visiting Frenchman and sets up a touring cinema going around small towns and villages in the South of India.
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