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Old 06-10-2017, 11:02 PM
OldGuy OldGuy is offline
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In no particular order.

Bond films were very big in the 60s and 70s.

Smoking was allowed in every theater I recall into the 70s. They might have no-smoking sections. Later they had smoking sections with no smoking the default. Finally it was banned. As I recall it was banned in theaters before it became generally not allowed indoors.

In the late 50s you could go to a Saturday afternoon movie that had coming attractions, a short, a cartoon, and episode of a serial and possibly a double feature.

Most theaters had only one screen. A movie might be popular enough that there were four showings back to back (possibly with some of the fillers listed above in between). While each theater had only one screen, there were many more theaters. There were four I cold ride my bike to all within a mile of my home, and I lived in a suburb not a city.