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WHEN THE LIGHTS GO DOWN

Dusting brings out brilliance
Thursday, February 10, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 7:37 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Missouri Theatre’s chandelier, which weighs 1,800 pounds and was installed in 1928, is lowered once every three years for cleaning and maintenance. The theater at 203 S. Ninth St. is a historic landmark run by the Missouri Symphony Society.

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Many of the chandelier’s 800 light bulbs must be replaced. New bulbs are tested with a meter before they are added to the chandelier.


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