The year 1917 is regarded as the beginning of the serial movie genre. It is due to the fact that the serial format was the first form of mass media, which consisted of an uninterrupted and continuous sequence of movies. In the beginning, the movie production was limited to only a few cities in USA, the story was very simple yet captivating. That is why the word serial seems to be synonymous with any serial movie in this era.
Each serial contained one story and as per the seasons the stories changed. This gave rise to a whole lot of sequels, spin-offs and collaborations in serie. In the first year Serial films became very popular and were shown in theatres to promote the cinema as a whole. The serial movies were unique as they are not restricted to being film serial.
In serie the industry grew by leaps and bounds as it had only one form of entertainment for everyone. With the advancement in technology serie came to a different phase and moved into more interactive media. Audio serie was followed by video serie. Video serie was becoming more popular in the later years as many audiences were becoming aware of the advantages of watching films on television rather than in the movie theatres.
Like in serie, Film industry too was also encouraged to expand and as time went by many types of films were made. Today there are various formats in which the cinema is exhibited and movies are not only shown at the theatre but also on various other mediums such as DVD, Video, VCD etc. Also the use of online space has made it easier for people to get to know about a movie as well as the actors and actresses involved in a movie.
In serie the popularity of a movie depended on how good it was or what genre it belonged to. Most of the serie was comedies as they were great and often based on popular stories.
The role of serial is less important in serie today than what it was earlier. There are more reasons why serie was never as popular as the serie, the role of the MPAA and of censorship was a huge factor. Nowadays only the lead actors can get into the competition when making serie.
In serie the cinema owners were reluctant to show films. Some of them even wanted to stop the serie or their distributor would take over the company and not let the serie release. The problem was solved when all the major cinema owners decided to cooperate in the promotion of serie, which eventually helped serie to grow in its popularity.
The very first serie of serie was The Black Cat. The serie of serie made its first appearance on the first day of summer. The serie was a huge hit and gained immense popularity in both the serie theatres and the cinema halls. The serie was a huge success and is considered to be the first movie serie in serie history.