(Friday, August 6, 1926, 8:30 p.m. EDT) — Warner Bros. premiered its Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system tonight at the Warners’ Theatre in New York City with a showing of Don Juan, featuring synchronized music and sound effects but no recorded dialogue.
Video: 'PBS American Experience & The Kennedys 1 of 2' (Feb. 7, 1926, at 13:17)
(Sunday, February 7, 1926) — Boston banker Joseph P. Kennedy entered the motion picture production business today by buying, with some associates, control of the Film Booking Offices of America (FBO) film studio from Lloyds Bank and other British financial interests.
Video: 'Battleship Potemkin (1925) - Full Movie; English'
(Thursday, December 24, 1925, Christmas Eve) — Battleship Potemkin, a Soviet silent film about the 1905 mutiny by the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin against their officers of the Tsarist regime, opened today in the Soviet Union.
Directed by S.M. Eisenstein, the film starred Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barksy and Grigori Aleksandrov.