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Boardwalk of DreamsAtlantic City and the Fate of Urban America$
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Bryant Simon

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195167535

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.001.0001

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The Last Picture Shows

The Last Picture Shows

(p.83) 4 The Last Picture Shows
Boardwalk of Dreams

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Atlantic City's final years as the Queen of Resorts coincided with what a number of scholars have dubbed “the golden age of American cinema”. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people went to the movies in Atlantic City. The city had almost one theater seat for every year-round adult resident. With all these movies houses, the resorts offered a range of entertainment choices from neighborhood theaters to bigger, dressier ones. Continuing an Atlantic City tradition, the picture show offered white moviegoers a “luxury experience” at a middle-class price.

Keywords:   movies, middle class, movie theaters, Boardwalk

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