1922 The first 3-D film, The Power of Love , is released. (Although stereo cards were popular in the 1850s.)
1934 The Lumière brothers create a 3-D version of their historic short, Arrival of a Train at a Station .
1951 National Film Board filmmaker Norman McLaren experiments with 3-D in Now is the Time (To Put On Your Glasses ).
1953 Time magazine celebrates the arrival of 3-D movies, a fad that includes It Came From Outer Space and Cat Woman on the Moon .
1956 Creature From the Black Lagoon is released. Freudian critics see the 3-D monster as the surfacing of America's suppressed Id.
1980s 3-D revival sees release of Amityville 3D and Jaws 3D
1995 The first Imax 3-D fiction film, Jean-Jacque Annaud's Wings of Courage, is released. That same year, James Cameron writes a treatment for Avatar . But the technology isn't there yet. "We can't do this," his crew tells him. "We'll die."
1997 NBC-TV airs a special 3-D episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun .
2000 The Discovery Channel runs 3-D Shark Week.
2004 The Polar Express, Imax's first full-length 3-D feature, is released for Christmas.
2007 The NBA and Turner Broadcasting air the all-star game in 3-D at select movie theatres.
2009 Avatar hits the big screen for the holiday season.
2011 Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson to release 3-D version of the comic strip Tintin.