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Bill Metz
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From: Ocala, FL
Registered: Oct 2005


 - posted October 19, 2005 08:07 AM      Profile for Bill Metz   Email Bill Metz         Edit/Delete Post 
does anyone remeber the open air theatres in ridgewoos many years ago after dusk the movies began and we swatted mosquitos while watching films ...memories

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William Hooper
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 - posted October 19, 2005 11:16 PM      Profile for William Hooper   Email William Hooper         Edit/Delete Post 
There were a lot of open air theatres, most numerous in the silent days, & some stuck around for a while into the sound area.

Permanent structures were called Air Domes or Airdomes, & lots of cities had summer/spring movies in municipal parks in cooperation with a local business that could supply the equipment.

Many of the Airdomes in the silent days did well enough that the owners razed them & built more substantial theaters on the sites.

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