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.   


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