What was the last movie with an intermission?

Gandhi, in 1982, is often cited as the last major western film to feature an intermission.

When did intermissions stop in movies?

And so with the passing of 1982’s three-hour biopic Gandhi, the intermission was essentially dissolved in mainstream American cinema.

What movies had intermission?

Movies with intermission

  • Once Upon a Time in America (1984) R | 229 min | Crime, Drama. …
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. …
  • Ben-Hur (1959) G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History. …
  • Hello, Dolly! ( 1969) …
  • How the West Was Won (1962) …
  • El Cid (1961) …
  • Spartacus (1960) …
  • Gettysburg (1993)

Why did they stop intermissions in movies?

The built-in intermission has been phased out of Hollywood films; the victim of the demand to pack in more screenings, advances in projector technology which make reel switches either unnoticeable or non-existent (such as digital projection, in which reels do not exist).

Did Titanic have an intermission?

Titanic is not Lawrence of Arabia — it doesn’t have an actual intermission; they just stopped it at a random time because it was that long.

Did old movies have intermission?

In the early days of cinema, intermissions were required simply because movies were printed on multiple reels of film, and a break was needed once the first reel was complete, so the second could be loaded. Intermissions stuck around, though, well after moviehouses solved that problem with multiple projectors.

Does Godfather 2 have an intermission?

One of the first long movies that needed an intermission–and apparently was originally intended to have one–was “The Godfather Part II,” which clocked in at an intermission-less three hours and 20 minutes.

What is the longest movie?

The longest film ever made was the 85 hour The Cure for Insomnia (USA 1987), directed by John Henry Timmis IV and premiered in its entirety at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA from 31 January to 3 February 1987.