There are many movies made in the 30's available on DVD today (Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind), so their length is known. If you mean the whole experience, it was common to have newsreels, short features, the latest serial installment (part VI of Flash Gordon Against the Shadowmen) an overture and an intermission (as if it were live theater) so a long day at the movies might take 30-60 minutes more than the movie itself. I believe double features were more common as well.
Dracula(1931), Frankenstein(1931) and The Mummy(1932), for example, were all between 70 and 75 minutes in duration. These were "seven-reelers" - a typical length for a medium-budget feature, at the time. The standard length of a 35 mm motion picture reel was 1,000 feet and each ran for approximately 11 minutes (at 24 frames per second).
There were plenty of movies that ran at around 100 minutes (a pretty average length, today) but Gone with the Wind, at 226 minutes, still seems pretty huge.
The duration of Mickey's Movies is 1200.0 seconds.
The duration of Better Movies is 1200.0 seconds.
The duration of Movies With Manings is 1.5 hours.
The duration of Swingtime in the Movies is 1200.0 seconds.
The duration of Blackbuster movies is 2 hours.
The duration of The Movies - film - is 1200.0 seconds.
The duration of ITV at the Movies is 1800.0 seconds.
The duration of Love Is Only In The Movies is -2700.0 seconds.
The duration of Movies That Shook the World is 1320.0 seconds.
The Wizard of Oz and King Kong
The duration of At the Movies - Australian TV series - is 1560.0 seconds.
The duration of Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies is 660.0 seconds.
The duration of Home Movies - TV series - is 1320.0 seconds.
The duration of The New Scooby-Doo Movies is 2880.0 seconds.
A couple popular movies for kids were "Snow White" and "The Wizard of Oz"
The duration of Great Movies - CBC TV series - is -7200.0 seconds.
Monopoly, went to movies, and plays
What people did for fun in the 1930s was go to movies to escape the dust bowl, listened to swing music, and listened to radio shows.
They were all relatively cheap forms of entertainment,
Americans went to theaters to watch movies
The duration of A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies is 3.75 hours.
It cost close to $2 million to make movies in the 1930s. The top grossing movie in the 1930s was "Gone With the Wind" which cost just over $4 million to make.?æ
In the 1930s most movies were silent, and were in a low quality black and white film set. Not only that but in the 1930s many more feature films were released yearly comparatively to now, with an average of around 800 movies a year in the 30s to having less than 500 today.