Consumers’ Attitudes Towards Intermission Time Utilization in Movie Theatres

Eugene Secundaa, Israel D. Nebenzahl

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This article discusses the issue of cinema screen commercials and suggests that it should be considered within the context of movie theatre intermission time utilization, where the other alternatives are short, commercially sponsored films or illuminated theatres A two-stage attitudinal survey of movie goers shows that the majority prefer to have somethin on the screen during intermission time Respondents expressed negative attitudes towards cinema screen commercials, resulting in short, commercially sponsored films being the most preferred alternative Negative attitudes do not imply agreement with the banning of commercials, nor a willingness to share its costs The relative ranking of illuminated theatres over cinema screen commercials changed after respondents were exposed to the economic implications of their choice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-132
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Advertising
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes


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