This project focuses upon the history of film exhibition, programming and cinemagoing experiences in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, now a metropolitan area where four cities converge (Tampico, Madero, Altamira and Pueblo Viejo. Methodologically it is a replica of the Enlightened City project (Flanders, Belgium), applying a triangulation of methods around a cartography of cinemas in Tampico (cf. database on venues, people and exhibition companies); an analysis of film programming (1942 to 2002, sample year per decade); and oral history on audience’s remembrance of film consumption habits in Tampico (1930-1992).
The project has not received any funding. Faculty members, undergraduate students of the Communication programs in Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, at Tampico, Tamaulipas, have worked in the project on a voluntary basis.