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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 203 (191)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 203
Page 203


1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 203

THE MAIN BUILDING oi this spacious Kentucky amusement project. designed by the F and Y Building Service, is a large southern Colonial mansion-like structure of while siding with green shutters. Directly behind the main building is located the massive screen tower and parking area for 760 automobiles. Centered in the parking area is a special building at simplified Colonial design housing the projection booth. confection lobby, and rest rooms. The lobby ot this building ieatures a long glass-block coniection bar, glass-block wing walls which screen the rest-room entrances, and a colorfully rich terrazzo tloor, highlighted by a large terrazzo horseshoe surrounding the initials "D. G.." emblematic at the theatre's name. Separating the entrance and exit drives. and immediately in front 01 the main building, is a large pond which will be converted (or outdoor ice-skating. The owners also plan to have picnic facilities and a completely equipped playground within the near future. The entire area of the Dixie Gardens has been skilltully landscaped to achieve the maximum beneiit oi the natural beauty of the countryside. The attarction boards and letters are by the Wagner Sign Service, with the marquee and sign constructed by the American Sign Company. The projection equipment is Brenkert, by the Brenkert Light Proiection Company, with the same company's Enarc lamps. The sound equipment is by RCA. The future of expanded developments such as this is assured due to the intense appeal of this type of entertainment throughout the whole year to a great number 01 persons who will not, or who cannot, patronize an indoor theatre and, also to the large investments which are being made in this type of cinema. There is nothing of a temporary nature in the construction oi these theatres in these days of greater attention to the possibilities that are presented in areas which are chosen with a keen realization oi the potentialities of the specific site as here indicated.

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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 203