Cinema: Boom


The U.S. people are going to the movies more than they ever did before.

—Nationwide cinema attendance is up 25% from a year ago; in the major cities, 40%.

— Last week one film, Random Harvest, broke all records for a single house: in an eleven-week run (one week longer than Mrs. Miniver) at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall, it had played to more than 1,550,000 people. Another Manhattan record: Star Spangled Rhythm finished an eight-week run, longest in the huge Paramount Theater's history. Yankee Doodle Dandy ran 27 weeks on Broadway; Casablanca was in...

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