Abstract

This article offers the first comprehensive examination of the cinema train in Britain, arguing that the history of the movie coach expands our understanding of exhibition and distribution networks in twentieth-century Britain, particularly with regard to news consumption. Using contemporary press reports, archived documents, and the newsreels shown in the carriages, this article also articulates how narratives about the nation’s empire and self-projected modernity influenced the cinema train’s construction.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-3905
Print ISSN
0892-2160
Pages
pp. 32-57
Launched on MUSE
2015-02-05
Open Access
No
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