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The Lumina opened in 1905 partly to incite use of the electricity established in Wrightsville Beach. It became was a hotspot for entertainment and eateries with its bowling alley, restaurants, movie theatre, and ballroom for big bands. Post-demolition in the 1970s, its importance to the community came to light. Hence the Lumina Daze Festival celebrates what the landmark was chiefly known for, in an evening of WWII era music and dancing.