Movie Theaters Were Among the First Air Conditioned Venues in America
Imagine it is the dog days of summer — you are overheated and would like a place to relax and get out of the sun. You see a show is about to start at the local theatre, you buy a ticket, and take your seat. Now imagine that it is still hot in that theatre. I have a hard time with this one because I can say with a fair degree of certainty that all of my movie/theatre experiences have been in air conditioned theatres with the worst case scenario being that the air conditioning wasn’t working all that well but it was still on. In the early days of movie going this wasn’t always the case.
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