Fun Fact Friday
We can thank the Invention of Air Conditioning for the term …
The tale of the first air-conditioned movie theater is almost mythical. The story goes that in 1925, a young engineer named Willis Carrier installed a newfangled cooling contraption in the Rivoli Theater, Paramount Pictures’ showpiece on Times Square in Manhattan. The crowd was skeptical at best, and all brought folding fans in their anticipation of a sweltering movie theater like every other they’d attended. But in the end, the trial run was a success, and soon Carrier was installing air conditioning in theaters across the nation.