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in·ter·mis·sion

(in'tĕr-mish'ŭn),
1. A temporary cessation of symptoms or of any action.
2. An interval between two paroxysms of a disease, such as malaria.
[L. intermissio, fr. intermitto, to leave off, intermit, fr. mitto, to send]
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intermission

[″ + mittere, to send]
1. The interval between two paroxysms of a disease, e.g., the quiet period between two seizures or the comfortable period between two episodes of fever.
2. A temporary cessation of symptoms.
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The three-act ballet lasted more than two hours, counting the two intermissions. The company's professional orchestra beautifully performed the Prokofiev score.
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The chairman of trustees, Sir Colin Southgate calls the new Opera House "the most technically advanced theater in the world." Indeed the physical improvements are stunning: a huge glass atrium where one can mingle before performances and during intermissions; the cosy, aptly named Crush Bar area; the auditorium that has been carefully and lovingly restored by David Mlinaric, still clad in its magnificent red and gold but now boasting air-conditioning, newly covered seats and lights, a raked floor in the stalls, clearer sight lines, and excellent acoustics; a new studio theater--the Linbury Theatre--which is to be used for a range of educational performances, chamber concerts, lectures, master classes, and rehearsals as well as a venue for staging new works.
Patrons will no longer be segregated into upper and lower sections of the Opera House, unable to mingle during intermissions. Pressure on the famous Crush Bar adjoining the dress circle should be eased.
Renaissance dance and music are often part of the play or entertainment before, during intermissions, or after performances, such as at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon (see Calendar, page 18).
He also plays recorded music during the intermissions. It's as intrusive as Eliot Feld's device of keeping the curtains open.
The success of this enterprise - which visibly increased the amount of black leather in the lobby during certain intermissions - was due to shrewd programming from the company's opulent repertory and its interactive approach with spectators.
Also there is the fact that unless you're over 40 years old you've probably never been to a movie with an intermission. I'm in my 50s, so I remember routinely seeing movies that long.