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Cine Centímetro: Memories and Cinemagoing Practices in an MGM Replica Cinema in the Rio de Janeiro Countryside

  • Talitha Ferraz
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Part of the Global Cinema book series (GLOBALCINE)

Abstract

This chapter introduces the case of the Cine Centímetro, a 60-seat cinema in Conservatória, a town located in a rural area in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. The Cine Centímetro was built in 2005 to be a replica of the Metro-Tijuca Cinema (1941–1977), one of the four cinemas that the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) corporation operated in Brazil in the twentieth century. Based on an examination of the relations between theories of memory, cinemagoing studies and the history of cinema exhibition, this chapter aims to observe how this initiative has contributed to the revival of the bond between the MGM cinema and its visitors. What kind of local sociabilities, linked to the (re)construction of affective experiences, has this nostalgic and memorial place triggered in Conservatória?

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Acknowledgements

I would like to thank Ivo Raposo for sharing his rich and vivid personal memories.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Talitha Ferraz
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  1. 1.Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM)Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Programa de Pós-graduação em Cinema e Audiovisual da Universidade Federal Fluminense (PPGCine-UFF)NiteróiBrazil

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