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Old 06-10-2017, 08:10 PM
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What was seeing a movie like in the 1960s-1970s?

What was it like to see a movie in the 1960s or 1970s? I've seen a photograph circa 1958 of my local movie theater and it seems like theaters only played two movies at most at a time - is this true? In the photo I've seen, the billboard only lists two films. How big of an experience was seeing a new movie prior to Jaws? What I mean is, was there anything like the concept of a blockbuster picture prior to Jaws? How wide was the selection at a movie theater say prior to 1975?

How did word travel about new movies? Were trailers a thing - and did movie trailers play on TV at home if so?

Also, a side question but how big were the James Bond films in the 1960s to early 1970s with your parents if you recall. I'm curious if my grandad (who I never met, who was born in 1920 and died in 1975) might have been into them.

My parents do not remember a lot of the 1960s or 1970s at all and so I'm curious about a world I never go to experience.
 

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