Gem Theater Alleged to Lack Ventilation
Salt Lake Tribune, 22 December 1921, page 24
It is alleged that insufficient fresh air is furnished patrons of the Gem theater, owned by the circuit. The law provides that at least 1200 cubic feet of fresh air per hour must be furnished every occupant.
W. H. Swanson, owner of the Swanson theater circuit, denied last night that the Gem theater was improperly ventilated.
"I contend that the Gem is the best ventilated theater in the city," he said. "There are thirty-two square feet of openings in the ceiling besides doors and windows. No one has ever complained about the ventilation since the theater has been operated."