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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 148 (126)

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition
1945 Theatre Catalog
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 148
Page 148

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 148

the war, hundreds of aircraft-from gliders to twin-engined bombersehad wings, noses, fuselages, naps, or cowling fabricated by this method. In the future, unlimited possibilities obtain. In furniture and cabinets alone there is a vast realm of possibilities for such construction, and, too, especially in the making of those articles for models of which the public fancy changes faster than it is economically feasible to change the present die methods.

It is for such material that Morris Sanders has designed his 16-min. theatre of the future. Molded in sections for assembly at the site, some of the panels measure nearly 50 feet wide in front, tapering down to 22 feet at the back, by some 65 feet long and about 21 feet high, excluding, of course, any towers or other additions which might be made to the basic plan. Such weather-resistant plastic-plywood provides for a durable structure, low in cost and practia cally unlimited in design.

WITH AN INCLINED AUDITORIUM FLOOR, it might be desirable to utilize outside entrance ramps, as is On these pages are presented five sketched below. Morris Sanders, while "sold" on plastic-plywood and l6-mm. entertainment films, does not rough sketches showing how the basic intend the sketches and plans here presented to signify that either he or industry is ready to fabricate thesa Sanders theme can be varied to meet little theatres: They are presented merely as possible developments of a sound, though as yet untried idea. the tastes of prospectiVe owners' From

these sketches, one has been developed in greater architectural precision. However, it must be remembered that the sketches and plans here presented represent no theatre either actual or contemplatedemerely an idea, architecturally sound and economically feasible, which could, at some future time, be brought into the full flower of reality.

The theatre presented in more precise detail is especially designed for 16-min. projection and, accordingly, no urban tipalace" is contemplated; rather an intimate, 200-seat house of approximately 2.350 square feet, with a volume of about 42,000 cubic feet.

The sidewalls, of dry-wall construction, are made of stress skin plywood panels, about 7 feet wide, with the height varying with the intended location of the particular panel. The interior and exterior paneling is staggered, with the panels in either case bolted together with calked joints. Heat and sound insulation is provided. The theatre, obviously, is

partly pre-fabricated and knock-down. THREE IDEAS, variations on a theme, are set forth by Morris Sanders as possibilities for plasticsplywood The roof, supported on four laminated theatlres, designedilesZecially to; the showing of 16-mm.ddmotion pictudre: {ks seen here, :he [plaitic-plngod wood trusses, is sheathed with 7gf00t panes may e U'l ize In a WI e variety 0 . ways, to a Variety on istinction to any oca e. owers,. .09 Wide panels covered a mineral Surpoles, and other ideas can add many interesting effects to these intimate houses for the cmemaless communities. . . ' face composmon, from roofing to gutter.

The dropped ceiling panel on the center of the auditorium is plywood on the bottom of the trusses, thus concealing the lighting and ventilation ducts. A sound reflector is installed over the raised rear seats.

The floors are made of reinforced plywood panels on wood girders and posts.

A special chair is being designed, made of molded plywood, with foam rubber padding. In plan. the seat nearest the 8-foot-wide screen will be 16 feet from the sheet, and the chair farthest away will be 55 feet.

Forced hot air, with the ducts beneath the door will be provided, and the circulatory system will be adaptable to summer cooling. The fuel to be used will depend on the location of the theatre.

While the front section of the theatre will have some plumbing, no provision is at present made for public toilets.

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 148