Quirky Movie Etiquette Slides From 1912
Going to the cinema to see the newest movie always has its pros and cons, the latter usually concerning problems with other moviegoers. As these vintage slides from 1912 by John D. Scott and Edward Van Altena show, movie etiquette seems to have always been a problem.
These slides’ respectful creators made a bunch of light-hearted movie etiquette cards in the early 1910s to promote good behavior while at the cinema by showing examples of good manners.
The Library of Congress writes: “As middle class mass entertainments gained increasing popularity in the late nineteenth century, so did the impetus to instruct this new audience in the ways of appropriate public behavior.”