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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 84 (62)

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition
1945 Theatre Catalog
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 84
Page 84


1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 84

VINCENT G. RANEY

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The Camino Theatre

Piltsburg. California

Located in the business district of this 10,000-population community is an old garage buildingwhich,

'it is planned, will be converted into a project com prising a 900-seat theatre, stores, and a large cafe and cocktail bar.

The theatre itself will be of stadium plan, and, because the, other contemporary projects are cleverly fitted into its space needs, greata efficiency in space use has been accomplished.

A study of the area and its traffic potentials indicated that the theatre entrance had to dominate a particular corner and through its lighting and theatrical nature draw the patronage that would support the other projects. The fronts of the two small stores were also placed toward that corner so that their minor lighting could give all possible help.

The auditorium itself was assigned the least profitable plot area, but this resulted in a lengthy entrance foyer and lobby. Full advantage is taken of this



length by applying sweeping curves that very nat 'urally serve the various needed functional rooms

under the stadium level. Even the acute-angled area under the lower stadium-usually wasted space -supplies needed storage facilities back of the bar.

Climatic conditions permit direct access from the street to the oval foyer past a well-placed island box.

A double wall, separating the cafe from the auditorium proper, will effectively prevent the noise that is particularly inevitable in kitchens from proving a disturbing element to the theatre audience. As a united project, however, all of the possible savings in central plant heat and refrigeration can be applied to the service of each individual unit.

,The auditorium itself will be simple and dignified with a small stage apron and ornamental stage corners focus attention on the entertainment area.

Adequate space for air-conditioning equipment is situated over the outer foyer.

THE DIRECTIONAL NATURE OF THE FRONT PITCHES THE SALES MESSAGES OF THE THREE ATTRACTION BOARDS TO THE TRAFFIC AREAS. THE STRUCTURAL LINES OF THE BUILDING ALSO AID IN DIRECTING THE ATTENTION.

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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 84