This essay evaluates some of the challenges and opportunities posed by comparative history of cinema-going by looking at the history of one understudied world region, Great Britain’s Caribbean colonies. It concludes with a discussion of potential future comparative cinema-going histories involving these territories.

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Burns, James M. (2020). Comparing Historical Cinema Cultures: The Case of the British West Indies, 1900-1945. Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 23(1-2), 1–27. doi:10.18146/tmg.585