This Film Timeline template depicts the evolution of cinema. The film is both an industry and an art form, resulting in a multibillion-dollar entertainment industry. The film began quietly but quickly spread throughout towns and cities as going to the movies became and remained a popular way to spend an evening out. Several inventors started working on various types of moving picture cameras or motion picture cameras in the 1880s. As shown in this Film Timeline template, the first films were made by the decade's end. The first public screenings of films occurred in the 1890s. In 1899, the first theatre was built in Philadelphia. Around 1900, film companies began to construct film studios.