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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 77 (55)

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition
1945 Theatre Catalog
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 77
Page 77

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 77

will permit economies so that the estimated cost will be approximately $75,000.

Heating will be by warm air, filtered and blown through ducts; and the same duct system will be used to distribute conditioned and cooled air in the summer time.

Walls will be of concrete masonry faced on the outside with brightly colored stucco for the front eEect, and with brick on the less important back and sides.

- The finish on the interior of the auditorium will make use of the actual lightweight concrete block of the walls themselves, tinted with water paints to give a travertine effect. As this type of concrete

block has such a high sound absorption factor as to ,

make other acoustical treatment on the walls un necessary, the decorative accent will be placed on the stage and standee areas. Ceilings will be of fibre board applied in an interesting design to include the lighting and air conditioning duct work. Floors will . be of poured concrete, covered with figuredcarpeting in the aisles and standee spaces, and with ceramic tiles in the lobbies.

In the future management of this theatre, the generous yard back of the stores will no doubt become a surfaced parking lot which has become 'so necessary to the operation of a quality showhouse.

In analyzing these plans, the future theatre owner should also keep in mind that many eastern and large city building codes would require several additional exits and fire escapes, even though the building is fireproof. THE DEPTH OF STAGE WILL PERMIT THE ADDITION OF VAUDEVILLE, AMATEUR NIGHTS, OR SOME CIVIC ENTERPRISES. THE POSITION OF THE MANAGER'S OFFICE IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE TO EITHER BOX OFFICE.

F' Loon.

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 77