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Old 06-10-2017, 10:11 PM
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Having watched quite a few older movies, I get the impression that double features used to be more common and that many films were scripted to be shorter, so that a double feature would have kept silenus off the streets for only about three and a half hours.

Again with the smoking theme, I'm sure a major reason for the intermission, or the break between two halves of a double feature, was to give audience members the chance to go out to the lobby and light up.