The first 3D Film Production was actually done a long time ago, back in 1915. That is only 35 years after the first ever film was made. The concept of 3D is even older, dating back to the late 1890s when William Friese-Greene first filled a patent for the process of 3D Film Production. Although back then there was no consistent format and the hardware and process needed to be developed further was very expensive.
After a few years of only mild success, 3D Film became very popular in the 1950’s with films like Bwana Devil, Man in the Dark and House of Wax. Together with the development of stereo sound, 3D Films could bring back the cinema audience that was lost due to the invention of the TV. Some people even call this era the „golden era“ of 3D. In the following 50 years 3D Film Production went through many phases of popularity and unpopularity eventually bringing us to today’s mainstream resurgence.