In my dissertation, I try to explore and categorise the forms of how cinemagoing in the 1930s and 1940s is remembered by local eyewitnesses in the Saar region. This less urbanized region close to the border of France has been chosen as an important research field because of political issues, especially the election of 1935. After five, six and even seven decades, the social habit of cinemagoing still occupies an important place in the collective memory of elder people in rural communities.

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