The Dallas Morning News has an article in its Arts section yesterday (which I just read today) asserting that applauding at movies would be a good idea. Yeah, the actors/director/crew wouldn't hear it, but that an outbreak of applause would be cathartic for the audience.
When I was a kid, I remember a commercial for a movie (and I'll swear it was promoting Billy Jack with it's theme music of "One Tin Soldier") which had the tagline of: "One movie has audiences standing up and applauding."
But, as I search my memory bank, I can't recall ever being in a movie where the audience actually applauded at the end.
at 8:40 PM