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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 50 (28)

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition
1945 Theatre Catalog
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 50
Page 50


1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 50

JOHN ond DREW EBERSON

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The Mac A fthur Theatre \Vtyashington, l). C.



This new Warner Brothers theatre, currently being constructed, presents a type of floor plan seldom encountered, for the orchestra is below the entrance lobby level, so the incoming patrons must descend one of two impressive grand staircases to gain the main floor. Following the contour of the ground, that, on the west side of the MacArthur Boulevard, falls sharply toward the Potomac River, the orchestra floor follows this slope and contains 660 widelyspaced comfortable chairs. Less than seven feet up

from the lobby level, two other staircases lead to the compact and comfortable balcony; thereby creating a semi-stadium plan of slightly over a LOGO-seat total. i

While ground contour dictated such a plan, its great advantage is a compact auditorium with the shortest possible distance from projection room to screen, thereby insuring good projection and sound.

As with its famous namesake, the insigne of five

stars is the compelling decorative motif.

THE FRONT OF THE THEATRE IS AN ARCHITECTURAL STUDY IN WHITE STONE AND THE SHARP CONTRAST OF DEEP SHADOWS BROUGHT OUT BY INNOVATIONS IN FLUORESCENT LIGHTING. NOTE THE FIVE STARS.









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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 50