For the first time in Italy, the exhibition dedicated to the Lumière brothers is arriving in Bologna. It is a special event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the festival Il Cinema Ritrovato (25 June - 2 July 2016) promoted by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna.
The exhibition Lumière! L’invenzione del cinematografo(Lumière! The cinema invention) - from 25 June 2016 to 30 January 2017 (extended to 5 March 2017) in the venue of Spazio Sottopasso in Piazza Re Enzo, focusses on the cinema inventors Auguste and Louis Lumière.
Lumière! L’invenzione del cinematografo features an exceptional collection of original materials (photos and objects) representing the first pioneering experiments of the Lumière brothers. Setting of the exhibition, some screenings will make visitors discover the origins of the cinema.
On this occasion, Cineteca di Bologna releases a slipcase containing the Lumière brothers’ films, restored by the laboratory L’Immagine Ritrovata.
The adventure of the family that invented cinema: Antoine, painter and photographer and his two sons Louis and Auguste. While still adolescents, they took over the family’s business. It was Louis, in fact, at just seventeen, who invented the famous Etiquette Bleue, a photographic plate that could capture motion for the first time.
The Lumière business became the first European photographic industry, and in 1884 it had over 250 employees. It was during that same period that a battle of patents and inventions between Europe and the United States broke out: the relentless pursuit of motion pictures, whose epic story can be told thanks to contributions from the collections of the Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino and the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique. In the end, it was Louis who would invent the Cinématographe: the Lumière brothers were the last inventors and simultaneously the first makers and programmers of cinema. In 1896 the Lumière Cinematograph gave the world back to the world.
from 25 June to 2 July: 10am – 10pm from 3 July to 30 September: Mon.-Wed.-Thu.-Fri- 10am-8pm; Saturday 10am-10pm; Sunday and public holidays 10am-8pm. Closed on Tuesday from 1 October to 5 March 2017: Mon.-Wed.-Thu.-Fri- 2pm-8pm; Saturday 10am-10pm; Sunday and public holidays 10am-8pm. Closed on Tuesday
Special openings on October 4th, November 2nd, December 8th, December 25th + 26th, January 1st
On Friday September 30 (“Notte Europea dei Ricercatori”) special opening till 10pm (ticket office closes at 9pm). From 6pm to 9pm special admission € 5.
Full: 10 € Reduction: 7 € (Amici e Sostenitori della Cineteca di Bologna, TPer subscrivers, holders Istituzione Biblioteche Bologna card, holders of parking ticket Aeroporto Marconi, members Alliance Française Bologna, members FAI 2016/2017, holders ticket exhibition Dawid Bowie Is, holders Mare Termale Bolognese card) Special reduction: 5 € (holders Bologna Welcome Card and Card Musei Metropolitani, adults with children) Children 0-6 years old: free admission Children 7-17 years old: 4 €
Ticket office: at Bologna Welcome (Piazza Maggiore 1/e) open Monday to Saturday 9am-7pm; Sunday and holidays 10am-5pm. Every Saturday 7pm to 9pm, every Sunday 5pm to 7pm, and on some public holidays when the Bologna Welcome infopoint is closed, tickets are available at the exhibition bookshop, under the Voltone of Palazzo Re Enzo.