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1897 in film

List of years in film (table)

The following is an overview of the events of 1897 in film, including a list of films released and notable births.



  • May 4: During a film screening at the Charity Bazaar in Paris, a curtain catches on fire from the ether used to fuel the projector lamp. The fire spreads and becomes catastrophic, ultimately resulting in 126 deaths.
  • June 20: Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee procession filmed.
  • Mitchell and Kenyon go into a film-making partnership.
  • Enoch Rector develops a 63 mm film format called Veriscope, which films the Corbett-Fitzsimmons championship match.
  • Thomas Henry Blair develops a 48 mm film format called Viventoscope.
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