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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 32 (20)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 32
Page 32

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 32

With the adoption of Quonsets for theatres and similar uses in which plaster, stucco, insulation, or acoustical materials, separately or in combination, are applied to the interior, it became advisable to provide support for additional dead load. The manufacturer,

therefore, specified that all Quonset 40 buildings in A territory on which plaster, stucco, and insulation board are to be applied shall be standard B-type buildings, and that when the interior treat THE SILVER CITY THEATRE, Alexandria, Louisiana, was designed by Dunn and Quinn for C. R. Haynes. Total cost of the 700-seat house was $60,000. Face-brick masonry construction is used

ment exceeding 4 pounds to the square foot of interior surface is applied to buildings in the B Zone, all such buildings shall have double ribs spaced at approximately 4'-0" centers. The manufacturer further advised that Whenever the interior ceiling and sidewall treatment exceeded 10 pounds to the square foot, its district engineers should be consulted.

In those cases in the B Zone when the weight added is less than 4 pounds to the square foot, the standard B-type

for the front portion, housing the office, lobby, restrooms, conlectionary concession, and projection booth. The theatre is cooled. by a washed. air unit located in a separate building at the

Quonset with single ribs may be used.


Simultaneously, a number of architects, independently of the manufacturer, have incorporated their own ideas into Quonset adaptations. For the most part, their initial efforts have been directed toward erection of masonry in front of the Quonset to house box of'Hce, foyer, and restrooms, and sometimes to conventionalize the Quonset shape. More re

rear. Natural gas heat is provided for winter operation. Throughout the building is insulated with cotton butts. The Quonset 40 portion is 140 feet deep. Two auditorium views are given.

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 32