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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 326 (312)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 326
Page 326


1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 326

Public Telephone Facilities for Theatres

The Factors of Site, Design, and Equipment For Pay Stations and Directory Facilities

Many advantages are to be gained by making adequate provision for public telephones in theatres. The appearance and usefulness of these facilities are enhanced when they are included in the original design of the theatre and are located in convenient places. It is recommended, therefore, that the builders

FIGURE le'l'his picture, together with those of Figures 2, 3. and 4, shows

a typical result obtainable by designing for

telephone and directory facilities in theatres. rather than adding them in left-over space as an after thought. From the standpoint of appearance

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of theatres provide telephone booths and directory spaces that harmonize with their surroundings by making them permanent parts of the buildings. Figures

inclusion 0! public

1 to 4 are typical of the results obtainable by designing for the inclusion of public telephone and directory facilities in theatres, rather than adding them in left-over space as an afterthought. Reception rooms and lounges are frequently the most logical places for the public telephones. Depending on the lay ot the directory lacilities. built-in shelves at niches, such as is seen here and in Figures 2 and 3, are desirable. The appearance and usefulness of these tacilities are enhanced when they are designed in. While telephone booths can be obtained as a unit. the component parts are also available.



THEATRE CATALOG 1947-48
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 326