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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 76 (54)

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition
1945 Theatre Catalog
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 76
Page 76


1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 76

WILMOT C. DOUGLAS

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The Wahouma Theatre

Birmingham, Alabama



This theatre will be located on a busy street in a population center about three miles from the main business section of the City of Birmingham. Because this street also serves as one of the main arteries for through traliic, great emphasis has been placed on the effective eye-stopping display of the front and upright pylon.

The anticipated patronage will be predominately white with a certain percentage of colored people which in this area will require the solution of the problem of proper segregation. This has been solved by providing two separate entrances and lobbies, one leading to the balcony for the colored patrons

and the other leading to the main auditorium for the white patrons. Other features of such a twin enterprise are the candy counter, situated in such a location as to present its front to the standee area of the white section and its side to the lobby of the colored section, and the dual set of non-connecting toilet and rest rooms situated between the ceilings of the stores and the floor of the balcony at the high side.

The size of the plot is 89 feet by 152 feet, and the theatre will contain 604 seats in the main floor and 391 seats in the balcony for a total seating capacity of 995. Mild weather of its southern location

AN INTERESTING FRONT TREATMENT CARRIES THE SIGN WORK INTO THE COMPLETE FACADE THROUGH A TOWERING PYLON. EXCELLENT ADVERTISING DISPLAY SPACES ARE A RESULT OF THE DUAL BOX OFFICE.

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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 76