It looks like it, right. Not so much, though. The Gaumont Chronophone System was built in 1910 and was used to synchronize sound and film at the Gaumont Palace in Paris. This was a big deal back then because initially the longest moving picture that could be made with synchronized sound was only 200ft due to the limited playing time of the Gramophone record.
Gaumont kicked this problem’s ass by this hear contraption and a deft operator with the enough skills to switch between both platters (beatmatching)—more or less providing a continuous soundtrack.