Theatre / Movies In The 1960's

Alexis Bobien & Rileigh Seter

What genres were most popular back then?

The decade is known for being prominent in historical drama, psychological horror, and comedy, as well as the sub-genres of spy film, sword and scandal, and spaghetti westerns, all peaking during this decade.

What percentage of people went to the movies weekly?

Less than 10% of people went to the movies weekly around 1964

What was the average budget to make a movie?

The average film budget was slightly over 1.5 million dollars

What were the most popular movies?

1960-"The Apartment"

1961-"West Side Story"

1962-"Lawrence of Arabia"

1963-"Tom Jones"

1964-"My Fair Lady"

1965-"The Sound of Music"

1966-"A Man For All Seasons"

1967-"In The Heatof The Night"

1968-"Oliver"

1969-"Midnight Cowboy"

Where was the first movie theater located?

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Who were the most well known actors and actresses?

Shani Walls, Spencer Tracy, Peter O'Toole, Audrey Hepburn, and Julia Andrews

How much did it cost to go to a movie?

1961-$0.69

1962-$0.70

1963-$0.85

1964-$0.93

1965-$1.01

1966-$1.09

1967-$1.20

1968-$1.31

1969-$1.42