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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 47 (25)

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition
1945 Theatre Catalog
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 47
Page 47


1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 47

In northern California, approximately 100 miles north of Sacramento, this all-new theatre building is nearing completion as the replacement for another cinema which was recently destroyed by fire. On a lot 115 feet by 150 feet, the building is 65 feet by 150 feet, and due to the stadium floor plan. accommodates a total of 1,160 seats, plus one small store.

Because of the recent conflagration, no pains have been spared to make the building completely fire-proof. The walls are of reinforced concrete. A composition roof on 4 inches of insulation is laid over steel decking attached to steel trusses. The main floor is reinforced concrete on columns and girders with only the stadium section built of wood.

The building is fully air-conditioned with the same duct system and floor mushrooms used for the steam heat developed by oil burners during the winter.

Walls and ceiling of the auditorium are covered with acoustical plaster. A feature of the auditorium plan is a 40-foot-wide stage with 16 feet in depth to the front of the stage platform and an actual proscenium opening of 24 feet. Such a stage can not only supply good screen depth, but could accommodate many a flesh attraction or civic function which would add either financial or good-will bencv fits to the management.

The facade is finished with cement stucco, and aside from an effective marquee, the central interest is directed to an ornate name pylon through the sheer simplicity of the floodlighted walls. Widely used in the sections of the country where climatic conditions permit, cement stucco can lend itself to any desired color combination through color actually mixed into the material or through painting at any time after thoroughly dry. It also permits a monolithic effect that is difficult to obtain with any material that must be erected in blocks.

An island box office is situated in the outerlobby, the floors of which are terrazzo with sinkage for ornamental rubber mats in the vestibule between it and the inner foyer. The walls and base of the outer lobby are colorful tile.

An open lounge surrounded by a wrought iron railing and elevated two steps above the central foyer furnishes an effective frame for the productive candy bar that cannot escape the attention of every entering patron. This elevated area also provides a luxurious decorative highlight which is certain to be realized on through the use of mirrors, lamps, and ornamental furniture.

The total volume of the building will be 330,000

cubic feet and the cost without ground is estimated

to be $150,000.

SUFFICIENT EXITS AT EITHER SIDE OF THE STAGE AND TO BOTH SIDES OF THE THEATRE AT THE CROSS OVER AISLES, PERMIT THE ABANDONING, IN THIS PARTICULAR DESIGN, THE USUAL CENTRAL VOMITORY RAMP.

VOMI TORY

USHERETTES

JAN. LOBBY

VOM ITORY
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 47