Aerodrome Theater

118 S. Silver Street,
Deming, NM 88030

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The Aerodrome was an outdoor theater that showed silent films. It opened on May 30, 1914. The theater was razed and an office building constructed shortly after the First World War.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm

The May 1, 1914, issue of The Deming Headlight has an article about the new Airdome Theatre:

“Building New Airdome

“Thomas E. Hull, manager of the Comet and Crystal theatres, has given W. W. Barracks the contract for the erection of his new airdoroe on Silver avenue, on the block north of the Baker hotel. The building will be finished and equipped by the time the weather is warm enough for outside shows. Part of the equipment of the Comet theatre will be transferred to the airdome, Mr. Hull having ordered chairs for the Comet from the Steel Furniture company, of Grand Rapids. Mich. The airdome will have a seating capacity of three hundred and fifty, and will be one of the finest open air houses of entertainment in the southwest. Haste Wilson have been given the contract for the electrical lighting of the airdome, and they will also install a complete new system of electrical lighting in the Comet theatre. The lantern that will be used in the airdome will be the latest on the market and will be specially adapted for outdoor shows, while the screen will also be of a special make that has always given best results in open air theatres and that will not be liable to cause a strain on the eyes, as so many screens do. While it is the intention of Mr. Hull to make the airdome a popular price house, where the general admission will be five and ten cents, there will be times when special attractions will be presented that will call for higher prices of admission.”

The May 29 issue of the paper said that he Airdome would open the following night.

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