Audience Pushed From Smoky Theatre
Contrary to the usual procedure, the audience of a theatre in Worcester, Mass., had to be pushed from the theatre when smoke from a fire next door curled its way into the building.
The management took the precaution of avoiding a panic and notified that “rain” checks would be given to the people as they left the theatre. But many lingered on to see the motion picture that was still being shown, and many in the balcony had to be forced out. Finally the picture was stopped and the lights put on as a last resort.
The fire did not damage the theatre but the hotel in which the blaze started had a $38.000 damage.