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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 104 (82)

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition
1945 Theatre Catalog
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 104
Page 104


1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 104

F 8. Y BUILDING SERVICE

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The Ludlow Theatre

Ludlow. Kentucky



Designed for a typical small town, situated about 10 miles distant from Covington, which is part of the greater Cincinnati trading area, this theatre needed to embrace the serviceable needs of its rural location and clientele, while conveying a metropolitan smartness which would contrast favorably with nearby showhouses. While rural building codes and zoning restrictions are relatively less strict, the ordinary rules of patron safety and maintenance economy still dictate a quality of construction that will bring its own dividends in the years to come.

As a result, this theatre will cost without ground approximately $75,000 and would normally conform to all large city requirements. The walls will be of brick. The roof will be steel, with bar joists and

' metal decks covered with insulation, and built-up

roofing. A concrete-base flooring will have all traffic areas covered with carpets or terrazzo. All-year air conditioning will be supplied through a combination of deep well water, filters, coils, fans and sheet metal ducts; with a gas-fired hot-water boiler and hot-water coils providing the winter heating. A modern underfloor tunnel will provide for the recirculation of air, with the air supply drawn through sheet metal ducts.

The acoustical treatment of the auditorium will consist of rock wool bats under decorative wall fabrics. All lighting will be by means of plaster ducts for an indirect effect.

In design of the exterior, this theatre will have a refined modern scheme. A rusticated brick facade will be offset with a tall terra cotta panel, capped by a specially designed ornament 0r decorative panel.

AN ADEQUATE MARQUEE IS TOPPED BY LARGE CHANNEL LETTERS IN MODERN STYLE WITH DOUBLE NEON TUBING WHICH WILL MAKE ALL THOSE WHO PASS BY CONSCIOUS OF THE THEATRE'S NAME AND LOCATION.
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 104