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The National Anthem was played at the end of the film shows

As well as the way in which news reels at the cinema were slanted to provide a certain patriotic views especially during the war years, National pride was also demonstrated at the cinema by the playing of The National Anthem at the end of the film program. Some people would stand or sing along as it was played to show their patriotism, others would grab their coats and make a mad dash for the door as the film credits came up so as not to endure the song.