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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 37 (25)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 37
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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 37

standard sections for 505 seats.

Scheme dB" with toilets on the ground floorand with 10 feet of one story masonry construction at the entrance requires seven standard sections plus the 10 feet for 725 seats, six standard sections plus the 10 feet for 600 seats, and four standard sections plus the 10 feet for 475 seats.

Scheme "C" shows a 400 seat theatre which requires 5 standard Quonset sections.

The reduction in the seating capacity of Schemes "A" and "B" is accomplished by omitting from the center portion either one or two standard 20-foot sections. Further variations can be made



THE INTERIOR TREATMENT o! the auditorium adapts itself also to many different and pleasing treatments, of which these five pictures are but suggestions. The treatment is limited only by the amount of money that the prospective owner will spend. A modified stadium has been used in each.



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by adding or subtracting from the Quonset sections in multiples of 4 feet which makes it possible to adapt this construction to any size property with a minimum width of approximately 51 feet 6 inches. The most economical unit by which either scheme can be varied in length is 8 feet. This will increase or decrease the seating capacity of either of the three schemes by exactly three rows or 57 seats.

In either scheme the largest plan requires a lot 411/2 by 150 feet, plus additional width as required for exit courts.

A modified stadium has been used in all plans which permits the greatest number of seats in any given length or

number of sections, also utilizes the space below the stadium for the lobby, toilets, etc.

The stadium steppings have been designed of simple rolled steel sections entirely self-supporting and not attached to the Quonset construction. The steppings will have steel risers formed by the structural sections with concrete platforms.

The entire structure can be built of incombustible materials but cannot be classed under most building codes as strictly Hfire-proof constructionf which requires the structural steel to be encased in hollow tile or concrete.

We have developed several methods
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