Seventh Symphony was premiered 1813 during a charity concert for wounded soldiers at the Battle of Hanau. Due to the overwhelming response from the public, Beethoven was forced to repeat precisely the second movement: allegretto.
Movies have also used on numerous occasions this movement of the seventh symphony:
1. The King’s Speech (final scene, George IV gives notice of Britain entering Worl War II)
2. The Fall (trailer):
3. The 60’s psychodelic film ‘Zardoz’ (trailer):
It also appears in the movies about Beethoven ‘Copying Beethoven’ and ‘Inmortal beloved’.