Such forms of entertainment like books, theater, and sports games were known even in antiquity. Circuses, funfairs, carnivals, roller – coasters and carrousels were made up many years ago as well, whereas cinema came into being only in the end of nineteenth century. Lumiere brothers demonstrated the very first motion picture in 1895. The earliest films were very short and soundless. Usually the performances of silent films were accompanied by live piano music. First movies with synchronized sound came in sight thirty years later. These films are called ‘talkies’. Sometimes they are sub – titled or dubbed so that people who don’t understand the language could understand the film. Nowadays cinema grew into a great industry. Producers, directors and the cast earn a lot of money. Actors are nearly gods for teenagers. Almost every family has a TV set. Cinema turned up recently, developed rapidly and insensibly became an important part of our lives. Going to the cinema is one of the best ways of spending our leisure time. It’s a wonderful way to meet your friends and the main thing – sophistication!