Movie-goers take a break for refreshments and a smoke during a Friday night showing at the Savoy Cinema in Cathedral Square, Christchurch, in 1954. From the 1920s until the 1960s many people came to the central city on Friday and Saturday nights to go to the movies.
Courtesy of Trevor King collection
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Reference: Wayne Brittenden, The celluloid circus: the heyday of the New Zealand picture theatre, 1925-1970, Auckland: Godwit, 2008, p. 27.
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