Intermission Ads:  An Abandoned Artform

Artforms are not eternal. Sonnets don't get written much anymore. And certainly the Golden Age of the intermission advertisement is, lamentably, long gone.

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 12, 2012
     Category: Art | Food | Movies | Advertising | 1950s | 1960s

I don't remember any intermission ads (or intermission for that matter) at the drive ins. My girl had a Nash Rambler!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/12/12 at 10:43 AM
"The management regrets that it will not be showing a feature film this evening as it eats into the profits."

-- Monty Python
Posted by John Armstrong on 11/12/12 at 10:54 AM
I remember the intermission fillers. The family would go to the local drive-in fifty years ago and I learned my first lesson about advertising: no matter how bad the food looked on the screen, the real stuff was even worse. Hamburgers the size of a dime for $1.25 and pizza which was no more than a ten inch round of grease slathered cardboard for $5.00 and soft drinks which were 90% filled with stale tasting ice. Not much has changed between then and now, except for the prices. Though the cartoons of dancing food were kind of funny. smile
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 11/12/12 at 04:59 PM
Some more here and good side links to others:
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 11/12/12 at 05:12 PM
I remember the drive in when I was a kid! Mom took me and several of my friends to the drive in for my 13th birthday. It was so much fun. It was a double feature. Grand Theft Auto with Ron Howard was the second show but I cannot remember what the main feature was anymore. Well, it was 35 years ago.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/12/12 at 09:23 PM
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