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Old 06-11-2017, 07:39 AM
Acsenray Acsenray is offline
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1. Yes there were trailers. There were no commercials.

2. Yes, each theater would play no more than two films, because there was usually only one screen, but small college towns often had two theaters and an actual city would have theaters all over the place, so you had a big variety.

3. A movie would stay in a theater as long as enough people were coming, so movies would often stick around longer. The lack of the "blockbuster" mentality meant that the first weekend performance didn't mean as much because of a movie was good it could build sales through word of mouth.

4. There were a lot of "revival houses," which showed only old movies.

5. The absence of the blockbuster mentality meant that a lot more movies were made in a year by Hollywood, because there were no blockbusters eating up all the studio budgets.