A Note to Our Visitors From Australia
If you have mistakenly arrived at our website looking for the current movie schedule at The Picture Show Man Twin Cinema in Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia, we would like to inform you that their address is almost the same as the address for this website, but it ends with “au”. You can access their website by going to: www.pictureshowman.com.au However, now that you’re here, we hope you’ll take a few moments to look around. If you are interested in old movies, this is definitely the site for you!
The Picture Show Man website was established by Key Light Enterprises, LLC, to be a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in vintage movies. Whether you just like to watch old films, would like to find out more about a favorite actor, director or classic movie, or are interested in exploring the rich, fascinating history of the motion picture industry, this website will strive to provide you with a wealth of information in a concise, easy–to–read and easy–to–understand format.
The Picture Show Man website focuses on the history of motion pictures from the beginning of its development in 1890, to the end of 1960. (Although our coverage will be primarily concerned with the development and evolution of the “American” motion picture industry, we will certainly not ignore the many important events that took place in Europe and the rest of the world during those years.) We decided to stop at 1960 because by that year the foundations of the motion picture industry in the U.S. had been firmly established, while at the same time the structure of the industry had fundamentally changed. These changes affected virtually every aspect of the American movie industry, from production to distribution to exhibition.
So please lean back in your most comfortable chair and take a leisurely tour of our website, and don’t forget to interact with the “Questions & Answers” and “Movie Clichés” sections, or to test your movie knowledge by taking our QUIZ!
(If you have any questions, suggestions, corrections, or wish to submit an article of your own, please feel free to contact us. We know that many of you have a unique piece of knowledge or insight pertaining to the history of motion pictures, and we hope that you will use this website to share it with others. It is our goal to make The Picture Show Man a place where every visitor learns a bit, and participates a lot!)