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Cinema etiquette, circa 1912


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Visual News found a gallery of vintage movie theater slides at the Library of Congress site that the exhibitors would have run before and between the movies back around 1912. Pete Smith probably would have recognized some of these when he was making Movie Pests 30 years later:

 

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Of course, there's nothing about turning your cell phones off. :)

 

(The rest of the photos are at the link above.)

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Even I'M old enough to remember people being able to SMOKE in the theater during the movie!


 


As most ladies no longer wear those outlandish hats( unless you're ARETHA FRANKLIN at the innaguration!), such a sign preceding the feature is no longer needed!


 


But, SOMETHING is needed, as etiquette in movie theaters does seem to be a thing of the past here in these "I'M here, so I'll do as I please 'cause MY sh t don't stink!" times.


 


 


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