Examples from the Web for footlights
DS: Yes, and at Cambridge [University] I performed standup with the [well-known Cambridge amateur theatrical group] Footlights.Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’: From Chubby-Cheeked Aristo to Lean, Mean American Psycho|Tim Teeman|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Katie Holmes may often have seemed like a doe in the footlights during her marriage to Tom Cruise.
But that was the feeling you got from him, on either side of the footlights.Doc Watson, a Legendary Picker, Was Traditional Music’s Best Ambassador|Malcolm Jones|May 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I honestly feared that I might prove the superfluous veteran who has no business behind the footlights.Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes|E. E. Brown
There were over a dozen children before the footlights, with the prima donna in the centre.Van Bibber and Others|Richard Harding Davis
A bell rang faintly from behind the wings, the house lights sank, and the footlights blazed up.Vandover and the Brute|Frank Norris
Where the stage is lit with gaslights it is important to provide a separate downward ventilation for the footlights.
The footlights were hidden behind a screen of foliage and flowering shrubs.