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dc.contributor.authorManning, Sam
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-27T16:46:22Z
dc.date.available2020-05-27T16:46:22Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierONIX_20200527_9781912702367_34
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/46160
dc.description.abstractCinema-going was the most popular commercial leisure activity in the first half of the twentieth century, peaking in 1946 with 1.6 billion recorded admissions. Though ‘going to the pictures’ remained a popular pastime, the transition to peacetime altered citizens’ leisure habits. During the 1950s increased affluence, the growth of television ownership and the diversification of leisure led to rapid declines in attendance. Cinema attendances fell in all regions, but the speed, nature and extent of decline varied widely across the United Kingdom. By linking national developments to detailed case studies of Belfast and Sheffield, this book adds nuance to our understanding of regional variations in film exhibition, audience habits and cinema-going experiences during a period of profound social and cultural change. Drawing on a wide range of quantitative and qualitative sources, Cinema and Cinema-Going conveys the diverse nature of this important industry, and the significance of place as a determinant of film attendance in post-war Britain.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNew Historial Perspectives
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AP Film, TV & radio::APF Films, cinema::APFA Film theory & criticism
dc.subject.othercinema
dc.subject.otherleisure
dc.subject.othertelevision
dc.subject.otherprogramming
dc.subject.otherpost-war
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.titleCinemas and Cinema-Going in the United Kingdom
dc.title.alternativeDecades of Decline, 1945–65
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14296/320.9781912702367
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy4af45bb1-d463-422d-9338-fa2167dddc34
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintUniversity of London Press
oapen.pages254
oapen.place.publicationLondon
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/8dc38375-0e3a-4b8e-a57c-e34c62aa1881
oapen.identifier.isbn9781912702367


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