Friends of the Boyd


“The theatre is primarily intended for the presentation of motion pictures, but its stage is capable of handling all sorts of theatrical presentations. Its width and depth are augmented by the fact that the orchestra pit may be raised to the stage level and formed into a stage apron. The organ console is also on a lift and may be brought up into full view of the audience.”

“The heating and cooling system is of the most modern construction. The atmosphere may be heated or cooled at will within a few minutes by forced draught. In the winter it will be cozy and will be kept at an even temperature throughout. In the summer, the ice plant will chill the air, making the theater any temperature that might be desired. Patrons will find these arrangements most charmingly comfortable.”

– Opening Day Program, p. 27

The control panel was used to operate the lights, and the basement controls were used to operate the curtain, organ lift and orchestra pit. The asbestos curtain was used in case of fire.

Before departing, take a glimpse at the Boyd’s  Light Fixtures & Exit Signs

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