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Old 06-10-2017, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Spectre of Pithecanthropus View Post
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.
I don't know why you keep saying this. Smoking was a thing in theaters all over the US and Europe, and prohibitions on smoking at the movies did not start until the 1970's, nor become widespread until the 1980's.

Intermissions were always about bathroom breaks and selling snacks/drinks (and yes, cigarettes, which would be smoked then AND during the 2nd half of the movie).