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Amusing Visual Guide To Cinema Etiquette From 1912

Amusing Visual Guide To Cinema Etiquette From 1912

We all love going to the movies, but we've all had to put up with obnoxious people answering their phones, the crinkling of candy wrappers and people chatting in the background.

Back in 1912, there were far bigger problems in cinema, literally. Giant hats blocking your view and patrons excitedly wolf whistling in support of the action on screen.

That lead to New York designers t John D. Scott and Edward Van Altena creating a visual guide for patrons depicting the correct etiquette for enjoying the theater. At the time they were placed in cinemas they were deadly serious but in hindsight they now seem wonderfully ridiculous.

If theses were to be recreated today, what do you think they might say?

Via The Library of Congress

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