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Edward Betzer

Edward Betzer, a Danish film exhibitor, died Jan. 17, in Aarhus, Denmark, of heart failure. He was 73.

Betzer started out as a still photographer on Danish features in the ’30s and began his career as an exhibitor in 1942 when he began a traveling cinema show, exhibiting films for Danes living in towns in Jutland, which had no cinemas at the time.

In 1954, he built his first cinema on the outskirts of Aaehaus, Denmark’s second-largest city, and 19 years later moved operations to the center of town, building that city’s first multiscreen complex.

Several years ago, the Danish film industry gathered to honor Betzer’s 45th anniversary in the Danish film industry.

Betzer is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, Just, a film producer, and Mogens.

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