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houselights

Lights in an auditorium which provide general illumination in the seating areas, before and after performances and during intermissions.
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Speaking of politics, he said: "Up here in the North we have a minister for the environment who has just banned a TV advert advocation energy conservation by switching off houselights.
It was built on the site of the old Dingle Picturedrome and opened in March, 1937, with what was said to be the first cinema in Britain to have the Gaumont "projectomatic" system, which automatically changed the reels during projection of films, as well as controlling the houselights and stage curtains.
Even before the houselights have dimmed, a chorus of offstage jeering and chanting suggests a lawless mob.
In urban Cape Town, theatregoing is commodified by managements to smooth the visitors' path into the theatre with safe parking, restaurants, bars and bookshops to allow for browsing and anticipation, and reception of the play is moulded at arm's length by third parties through pre-publicity, posters, programme blurbs, the lowered houselights in the theatre, as well as the reviewing press, all of which target the individual theatre attendee sitting quietly in the darkened auditorium.
She draped the stage in black curtains and dimmed the houselights (not common practices at the time) so that she could emerge from pure blackness into her fiery apparitions.
The houselights have come up and they won't give you your money back.
The pellet feeder light was lit with every pellet delivery, and the houselights remained on throughout the session.
Once an audience member buys his or her ticket, other factors come into play before the houselights dim.
Carrey, gaunt and chiseled, flails desperately, but his shtick - singing in an elevator so histrionically that Meat Loaf would turn away in embarrassment, flicking houselights on and off in high-voltage tedium - doesn't amount to much.
Then someone's father prances about a bit dressed as a king, the spell is broken, the houselights rise and the dancers realise everyone went home half hour ago.
Although he tried to continue, it soon became clear he was badly injured and the houselights went up signalling the end of the show.
The only real contrast in a show cut surprisingly short at 90 minutes - houselights yanked on a second after the final chord of Hate Anthem to quash any hopes of a second encore - was provided by his highly effective cover versions of Sweet Dreams and Tainted Love.