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Theatre Installs New Ventilation - Royal

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Title Theatre Installs New Ventilation - Royal
Date 4/24/1934
Item Type Newspaper (article)
Publication Wilmington Star
Description "Device at Royal Will Cool and Moisten Air, Changing It Every 60 Seconds" Royal installs new "air conditioning" system which involves large fans pulling in air from outside and running it through a spray of cold water. Says Bijou will also get same system. Additionally, at Bijou, "the management announced yesterday draperies and stage equipment to replace that destroyed by fire last week will arrive this week and be installed as quickly as possible."
Notes Shows how local theaters in the South tried to cope with summer temps.
Associated Venues Bijou
Royal
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Associated Organizations
Repository Reaves Collection
Courtesy New Hanover Public Library