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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 118 (106)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 118
Page 118


1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 118

A $125,000 Cinema Is Built in the Belmont Section of Dayton, Ohio

The Dabel Theatre

The new Dabel Theatre serves an industrial section, Belmont, in Dayton, Ohio, populated mostly by skilled workers of the cityis many manufacturing plants. The Dabel, owned and operated by Maurice White and Nick Shafer, was designed by the F and Y Building Service.

The size of the lot is 98 by 200 feet, with the large frontage on the main street, Smithville Road, and represents six lots. Due to restrictions of the local zoning board-which involves a 15-foot setback from the front line and a 10foot setback from the rear lot line, as well as other restrictions-the size of the theatre has been limited to 72 by 180 feet.

THE FRONT ELEVATION oi the Dabel Theatre combines green-veined white Georgia marble lacing, trimmed with cream colored terra cotta. The left side at the front elevation represents a marble shaft capped with multicolored terra cotta moldings which wrap themselves around the top oi the

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The front elevation of the $125,000 Dabel Theatre combines green-veined white Georgia marble facing, trimmed with cream-colored terra cotta. The left side of the front elevation represents a marble shaft, or tower, capped with multi-colored terra cotta moldings which wrap around the top of the tower and then travel down the towers side to the ground. The tower to the left of the front elevation is ornamented by stylized channel letters which spell out the name of the theatre. The remainder of the front elevation is of formal modern classic design, completed in buff face brick.

Below the marquee, triangular with program boards to accommodate four































































lines of Wagner Sign Service changeable letters, the architects have provided an attractive result with a combination of dark, highly polished marble and mirrors. The field over the marquee consists entirely of terra cotta, with a marble ornament inserted at the top with a molded terra cotta frieze and coping above.

Because of the peculiarities of the location, the front elevation becomes a part of the long-side elevation. The side of the auditorium is completed in face brick. ,

Solid birch slab doors, 2% inches thick, centered with glass, lead into the lobby, where a solid birch refreshment bar extends the entire length of the right wall.

tower and then travel down the tower's side to the ground. The tower'to the left oi the front elevation is ornamented by stylized channel letters which spell out the name oi the theatre. The remainder of the front elevation is designed in the mode of modern classic ideas laced in butt brick.



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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 118