a break in the middle of a film, normally in a feature-length film of three hours or more (although rare in current-day films); originally, intermissions served as a 'stretch-restroom' opportunity, or provided time for the projectionist to change reels; they often were accompanied by a medley of the film's score - or a song score for musicals; the strategy of film theaters nowadays is to show a film as many times as possible during the day
  Examples: West Side Story (1961), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), My Fair Lady (1964), Doctor Zhivago (1965)

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