CFP: Deadline Extended-- Film Exhibition History: From the Canister to the Cloud
The 2015 Film & History Conference: Journeys, Detours, Breakdowns
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Madison, WI (USA)
November 5-8, 2015
New Deadline for Abstracts: 1 July 2015
Film Exhibition History: From the Canister to the Cloud
The journey from nickelodeon to multiplex traces the hopes and dreams of Mom and Pop entrepreneurship, the vertical integration of the movie industry, and the SCOTUS mandated ownership shifts in the history of film exhibition. Moviegoers detoured to the drive-in theaters in post-war America leading to the breakdown of many city-center theaters.