The present research puts forward the main results of a large survey on cinema-going behavior, derived from 1785 personal interviews, taken of a representative sample of people who were born in 1934 or before. Thus, the results are referred to four different periods: firstly, 1931-1936 (Second Spanish Republic); secondly, 1936-1939 (Spanish Civil War); and thirdly, two stages within the Franquist period (also called either Franquism or Franco’s regime): on the one hand, 1940-1960 (the boom of the cinema-attendance in Spain, during the first Franquism), and on the other hand, 1961-1982 (the beginning of the crisis in cinema, during the last Franquism and the Transition years). During all these years, films are the most popular form of entertainment in Spain.   

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Localización: Cine y ...: Revista de estudis interdisciplinarios sobre el cine en español: Journal of  interdisciplinary studies on film in Spanish, vol 1, nº1, 2008, pp.44-73