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Sound comes to Canadian movie theaters

Photo caption: A Super Simplex Projector with Type M Pedestal and HC High Intensity Lamp. According to its specification, the Super Simplex Projector could project both sound films and silent films.

Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts

According to A. L. Pat Travers, retired International Vice President and Business Representative of Local 173 in Toronto, the first theater in that city to install sound was the Tivoli, showing the feature “Mother Knows Best.”

This led to a great burst of activity on the part of projectionists all over Toronto and other Canadian cities, who wanted to learn the new sound technology as quickly as possible.  Sound also inspired the creation of a professional society of projectionists in Canada.

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