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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 134 (122)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 134
Page 134

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 134

An 80-Foot Sign Dominates a Front in Huntington, West Virginia

The Tipton Theatre

The new Tipton Theatre, designed by the F and Y Building Service, is located in the center of the business shopping district of Huntington, West Virginia.

A huge green-and-white porcelain sign, approximately 80 feet in height, rising out of the marquee, topped with neon-outlined channel letters facing in two directions, dominates the entire area.

The box ofiice, centered on the sidewalk, is featured with tall panes of glass which meet the huge glass entrance doors.

Desert colors distinguish the inside trafiic area. The ceiling, in a warm sand tone, is accentuated by vari-colored neon tubing concealed around the entire edge of the lobby. Indian red side walls, a huge and novel confection stand trimmed in solid birch, and eight solid birchframed doors centered with fluted glass panels make an attractive picture.

The foyer is a handsome combination of desert sky blue and Indian red. The desert sky blue ceiling is highlighted by a huge rectangular lighting trough.

The auditorium has side walls covered with wine-colored glass-fiber cloth to the edge of the balcony. Plum-colored wainscoting travels completely around the auditorium. Large French baroque cast plaster lighting ornaments, especially designed, are associated with a wide band of old ivory tone above the wainscoting.

The ceiling of the auditorium is patterned with a central section of midnight blue, containing circular indirect lighting troughs of various sizes, each suspending an air diffuser.

Among the construction credits are these: Terra cotta front, by Federal Seaboard Terra Cotta Company; letters and attraction panels, by Wagner Sign Service, Inc.

Equipment in the front part of the theatre includes these items; Automaticket registers, ,by General Register Corporation; coin machine, by Johnson Fare Box Company; lobby mats, by United States' Rubber Company.

Other interior items include: Carpeting, by Alexander Smith and Sons Carpet Company; chairs, by American Seating Company; curtain controls and track, by Automatic Devices Company; dimmers, by Ward-Leonard; drinking fountain, by Westinghouse; electric hand driers, by Chicago Hardware.

Projection booth equipment includes: Projectors, by Motiograph; sound, by Motiograph-Mirrophonic (with Altec Lansing Voice of the Theatre speakers); Mogul arc lamps and rectifiers, by Strong Electric Company; screen, by DaLite; rewinder, by Golde; film cabinet, by Neumade; splicer, by Griswold.

Items of the air-conditioning system include: Heating and cooling coils, by McQuay; ventilating fans, by Bishop and Babcock; cooling compressors, by General Refrigeration; air diffusers, by Air Devices.

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 134