Saturday, February 6, 2016

Duplex Theater, Detroit, Mich -- February 6, 2016

Motography, 12-February-1916

Foreshadowing the multiplex, the Duplex Theater in Detroit had two auditoriums.  Unlike a modern multiplex, both auditoriums showed the same features.  One would play the short subjects while the other would play the feature.  Then they would switch.  A single projection booth covered both.  A single organ could play for either side by opening and closing doors.  I guess the orchestra moved bck and forth. 

Motography, 15-January-1916

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