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History Of The World

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While cinemas had some success in fighting the competitors of tv, they by no means regained the position and influence they held in the Nineteen Thirties and 40s, and over the subsequent 30 years audiences dwindled. By 1984 cinema attendances in Britain had declined to one million per week. Promotional image for Cinerama, 1952 The introduction of tv in America prompted numerous technical experiments designed to take care of public interest in cinema.

In Britain, the best attendances occurred in 1946, with over 31 million visits to the cinema every week. During the Nineteen Thirties and Nineteen Forties, cinema was the principal form of popular leisure, with individuals usually attending cinemas twice per week. Ornate ’tremendous’ cinemas or ‘image palaces’, offering additional services such as cafés and ballrooms, came to towns and cities; many of them may hold over three,000 individuals in a single auditorium. By 1906, the rules of … Read More

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