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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 82 (60)

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition
1945 Theatre Catalog
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 82
Page 82


1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 82

VERNON A. MOORE A. O. BUDINA, Consultant

[Ora/5911

The Beach Theatre

Virginia Beach. Va.

Construction has already started on this resort theatre and, depending on the availability of materials, it is scheduled for completion in July, 1946. This will be a modern, spacious theatre catering to summer vacationists, but designed for year-iround operation. It will be completely lire-proof with brick walls, structural steel frame, reinforced concrete floor and stair construction, and a gypsum roof deck on bar joists. The lobby floor will be of terrazzo, with the foyer, lounge, and aisles carpeted and the auditorium floor covered with asphaltic tile. The auditorium walls will be of acoustical plaster, decorated in pastel colors. All portions of the theatre will be completely air-conditioned during winter and summer, using steam and refrigeration, respectively, for the heating and cooling media. The entire project has been developed with the



idea of maximum pleasure, comfort, and convenience to the patrons. All seats are spaced 36 inches back-to-back. The screen is extra large, and the floor slope has been carefully designed to afford perfect vision from every seat. Liberal areas have been allotted on the balcony level for lounge and rest rooms which will be luxuriously furnished.

The orchestra floor will seat 860 and the balcony 340, for a total capacity of 1200 patrons.

0n the exterior, the first story walls are to be faced with Virginia greenstone, and the upper stories with Old Williamsburg hand-made-type pink face brick, trimmed with limestone.

As an example of solid permanence, resulting from an established patronage and many years of theatre construction experience, the ultimate structure should be worthy of note.

THE ENTRANCE DOORS WILL BE OF TEMPERED STRUCTURAL GLASS,- THE POSTER FRAMES, STORE FRONTS, AND ENTRANCE DOOR FRAMES OF BRONZE; AND ALL WINDOW FRAMES AND SASH OF ALUMINUM OR BRONZE.
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 82