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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 136 (124)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 136
Page 136

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 136

University's First All-American ls Remembered in Columbus, Ohio

The University Theatre

The University Theatre, designed by the F and Y Building Service, recently opened near the campus of the Ohio State University at Columbus.

The theatre front is faced in terra cotta in scarlet and gray, Ohio Statels colors. The same colors are used in the sign and the marquee, which carries'advertising equipment of the Wagner Sign Service, Inc., the panels of which are lighted with cold-cathode-type lamps.

The entrance doors of the University are of solid birch, with cast-aluminum push bars. Above them and the box office extends a panel by Sioux Metal Products of fluted aluminum, and all framing for the entrance area construction is by the same companyls Nulock method

of employing aluminum. The ceiling (inside marquee sofiit) is of stainless steel. Recessed in the terrazzo floor of the lobby are scarlet mats. Walls and ceiling are plaster, the walls in burgundy, the ceiling in gray. Illumination is by white neon is in escalloped ceiling coves on both sides. Opposite the wall picture is a built-in refreshment bar.

Carpeting is a Karagheusian Wilton in richly flowered pattern of maroon and gray tones. Lighting here is by lensed downlights and coved neon. The standee rail is faced in plaster and capped in simulated leather. The upper panel of the rear wall and the Wainscot are plaster painted burgundy, and the ceiling is gray.

All walls of the University auditorium, above a wainscot of furred cement plaster painted crimson, are of glass fabric in scarlet on gray background, with zigezag striping except for panels at each side of the rear wall, which is striped vertically. The plaster ceiling is painted powder blue at the sides, medium blue adjoining a dropped center panel, and dark blue in the panel, which mounts air dili'users. Lensed downlights extended along the adjoining strips, and side walls carry luminaries with filament lamp troughs beneath circular plaques in gray with a scarlet O. The filament lamps are on two circuits, one for runing light. Seating is approximately 1,000, with Kroehler Manufacturing

THE UNIVERSITY THEATRE is located near the campus of Ohio State University, a location responsible for its distinction as an architectural as well as a commercial venture. The theatre front is in scarlet and gray, the University's colors, with the some tones being used in the name sign and

marquee. The entrance doors are of solid birch, with cast aluminum push bars. Above them and the box oHice extends a panel oi fluted aluminum. The marquee soffrt is 01 stainless steel. Recessed in the terrazzo tloor oi the lobby are mats in scarlet complementing similar shades in the house.


1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 136