1897 : The First Film Screening: The first evidence of the beginning of Thailand's cinema history appeared in the newspaper Bangkok Times on Wednesday 9 June 1897, as an advertisement for the showing of "The Wonderful Parisian Cinematograph "

1923 : The First Film Made: American producer and director Henry MacRae made a film entitled Suvarna of Siam (Nang Sao Suwan) in collaboration with Topical Film Service (under That State Railways Department). This silent film about a love story was not the first film made by Thai people but the first film to star an all Thai cast. It was released to the public on 23 July 1923.