Cinemas and cinema-going in the United Kingdom : decades of decline, 1945-65 (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Cinemas and cinema-going in the United Kingdom : decades of decline, 1945-65
Checking...

Cinemas and cinema-going in the United Kingdom : decades of decline, 1945-65

Author: Sam Manning, (Historian)
Publisher: London : Royal Historical Society, Institute of Historical Research, University of London Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: New historical perspectives
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Cinema-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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Manning, (Historian)
ISBN: 9781912702343 1912702347 9781912702350 1912702355
OCLC Number: 1152018976
Description: xi, 235 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Cinema-going experiences --
2. The decline of cinema-going --
3. Cinema-going and the built environment --
4. Cinema exhibition, programming and audience preferences in Belfast --
5. Film exhibition in post-war Sheffield.
Series Title: New historical perspectives
Responsibility: Sam Manning.

Abstract:

Cinema-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.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.