This article employs oral history to explore the relationship between movie theaters and audiences. It focuses on theaters from the 1960s and 1970s—decades widely regarded as the golden age of Turkish cinema, a time when movie theaters were important parts of the urban landscape—and the range of roles these theaters played in their audiences’ daily lives, socialization, and more. Movie theaters have an important place in people’s memory not merely as exhibition places for films but as places that embody a wide range of past experiences. This study draws upon in-depth interviews conducted with 22 participants (12 women and 10 men) who frequented movie theaters in different regions in Turkey in the 1960s and 1970s. Adopting a snowball sampling methodology for participants and making use of in-depth, semi-structured interviews, this study focuses on the past experiences of cinemagoers, the spatial meaning of movie theaters, and cine-space as a realm of cultural encounter and socialization, all through the theoretical lens of the relationship between audience, memory, and space.
|Publication Date||October 8, 2021|
|Published in Issue||Year 2021, Volume 12, Issue 2|
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