Cinema MiniMuseum of MOK

Living in Mysłowice couldn’t be more exciting and interesting. I’ve discovered a lot of interesting places which are more than worth visiting and now I’m gonna tell you about the Cinema Mini Museum of the place I work at, MOK (Mysłowicki Ośrodek Kultury) and share some pictures taken while visiting it. If you are interested in cinema its history and photography then this place is totally for you.


The first element of the exhibition is THE EVOLUTION OF THE FILM. The movie is one of the leading forms of entertainment and modern times. Here we can see the stages of development of the forms of image display in the last fifty years. From three periods – from the 70’s, 90’s and modern. This part of the exhibition also shows the evolution of animated film and how the sound, image and technique have changed from animated drawing to digital. Here you can watch the world’s most popular animation – Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse adventures from 1928, 1999 and 2017.

Here you can see the development of the film tapes. Starting with the 35 mm tape, which has the best image quality from the presented ones, which appeared in 1892. On such a tape there is a positively recorded image in the form of individual frames – frames – moving in a movie projector at a speed of 24 frames per second. 16 mm and 8 mm tapes have much worse quality, but this format was the basic method of amateur film.

 Movie has become one of the most popular forms of entertainment for many of us. But to see a movie, you had to go to the cinema. There was no other way to see the production. And in order to be able to display the film, the place we have in front of our eyes was needed. At the beginning there were one, then two or even three projectors, which the operator switched between each other after the next roll of film was finished. There could be even a dozen rolls.
The operator had to wind the tape on the appropriate device in the projector (perforated and smooth rollers), set the film format and adjust the appropriate lens to it. He had a sound preview in the loudspeaker and was constantly checking if everything was displayed correctly on the screen. After one roll of film was finished, it was necessary to change to another, and the one that was finished was rewound on the rewinder to the beginning. When the film suddenly broke, its ends had to be glued with a special gluing machine.


Traditional Photography

It all started in 1826 thanks to the French inventor Joseph-Nicéphore Niépce, who was the first to take the picture. And since then, photography has become a great passion for many people to this day.

Currently, each of us can take a photo at any time using the phone, and how was it before? What was needed? What equipment did the amateur photographer have? You can learn all this in a specially prepared darkroom – a magical place where each visitor can see and learn how much time a photographer had to spend in the 19th and 20th centuries to take a photo.






What more I can say? As you’ve seen this place is really worth visiting.
Highly recommended! 🙂

Khato Z

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