Martin Scorsese's 'Killers of the Flower Moon' is lengthy, prompting some theaters to pause the three-and-a-half-hour epic for bathroom breaks. This runtime has divided moviegoers.

Although Martin Scorsese did not include an intermission in "Killers of the Flower Moon," this hasn't stopped some theaters from adding one, sparking a discussion about whether or not extended films should have built-in breaks.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, and Robert De Niro starred in the critically praised film, which debuted on October 20 both internationally and in US theaters. It was based on the same-titled nonfiction book.

At 206 minutes, it's one of the longest blockbusters that has been released in the past year. After the running lengths of "The Batman," "Avatar: 

The Way of Water," "Babylon," and "Oppenheimer" exceeded three hours, it appears that moviegoers, or at least theater operators, have taken action.

A recent Variety report claims that just a small percentage of the 10,000 theaters exhibiting "Killers of the Flower Moon" worldwide have tickets available for showings that interject midway through.

European theater company UCI Cinemas confirmed to the outlet that the movie is halted for six minutes in almost all of its locations, and UK chain Vue has scheduled screenings with a fifteen-minute intermission, similar to what is provided for musicals and stage plays. 

Variety reports that The Lyric, a small theater in Colorado, advertised to customers that its screenings included an eight-minute intermission until October 26. 

However, the theater was compelled to cease operations after receiving communication from Paramount and Apple Original Films.

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