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Author Seiler, R. M. (Robert Morris)
Title Reel time : movie exhibitors and movie audiences in prairie Canada, 1896 to 1986 / by Robert M. Seiler and Tamara P. Seiler.
Imprint Edmonton [Alta.] : AU Press, [2013]
Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, 2013.

Author Seiler, R. M. (Robert Morris)
Subject Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- Prairie Provinces -- History.
Motion pictures -- Economic aspects -- Prairie Provinces -- History.
Motion picture theaters -- Social aspects -- Prairie Provinces -- History.
Motion picture theaters -- Economic aspects -- Prairie Provinces -- History.
Alt Name Seiler, Tamara Palmer.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 381 pages) : illustrations, digital file
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pioneers -- Introducing Cinema to Prairie Canada: Movie Exhibition, to 1896 1904 -- Movie Exhibition During the Nickelodeon Era, 1905 to 1913 -- Reforms and Regulations: Movie Censorship in the Prairie West -- Grand Entertainment: Movie Exhibition During the Picture Palace Era, 1914 to 1932 -- Famous Players Canadian Corporation Limited -- The Struggle for Control: Odeon Theatres (Canada) Limited -- Consolidation.
Summary In this authoritative work, Seiler and Seiler argues that the establishment and development of moviegoing and movie exhibition in Prairie Canada is best understood in the context of changing late-nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century social, economic, and technological developments. From the first entrepreneurs who attempted to lure customers in to movie exhibition halls, to the digital revolution and its impact on moviegoing, Reel Time highlights the pivotal role of amusement venues in shaping the leisure activities of working- and middle-class people across North America. As marketi.
ISBN 9781927356005 (electronic bk.)
1927356008 (electronic bk.)
1926836995 (pbk.)
9781926836997 (pbk.)
9781299132559 (MyiLibrary)
1299132553 (MyiLibrary)
OCLC # 899295796
Additional Format Print version: Seiler, Robert M. Reel Time : Movie Exhibitors and Movie Audiences in Prairie Canada, 1896 to 1986. Edmonton : Athabasca University Press, ©2013 9781926836997

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