Are intermissions necessary for ultra-long blockbusters?

Is there anyone who wants an intermission during that next multi-hour blockbuster

From 2019's "Avengers: Endgame" (3 hours, 2 minutes) to 2022's "Elvis" (2 hours, 39 minutes), long running times strain back and bladder

Maybe it's time to return to the days of movies such as 1962's "Lawrence of Arabia" which broke midway through its 3 hour, 42 minute runtime to give moviegoers a break

Isn't that a win-win situation? You can stretch and refuel while theater owners get to sell more overpriced concessions.

No way. This is the consensus of a trio of movie experts USA TODAY consulted

Leonard Maltin, noted critic and film historian; Jeff Bock, senior media analyst for Exhibitor Relations; and Dave Karger, host of Turner Classic Movies

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Cameron says film fans should suck it up, even though his films are notoriously long (like "Titanic" at 3 hours, 14 minutes, and "Avatar" at 2 hours, 40 minutes).

Cameron anticipated criticism from Empire magazine regarding the length of "Avatar 2," and he added

I don't want people complaining about length when they binge-watch (TV) for eight hours.".  Getting up and going to the bathroom is OK.

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