Cinema Hall and Cinema Parish in 1954-1955 in Rome
This project addresses the gap in knowledge about the Italian cinema-going public of the 1940s and 1950s, for whom cinema was by far the most popular pastime. By engaging with cinema-going memories, Rome will be used as a case study and this project will provide the first detailed and wide-ranging analysis of cinema audiences in the capital in the 1950s. Through the analysis of box office figures, the popular press and audience interviews, this research will provide a new view of cinema-going in the post-war period: one that focuses on the everyday nature of the experience.