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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 40 (28)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 40
Page 40

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 40

SCHEME C for a Quonset theatre shows a 4DO-seat house. which requires live standard Quonset sections. However, the plan is not static, and may be increased or decreased after the manner of Schemes A and B. The most economical expunsible unit is 8 feet, as this permits expansion

total should be added $9,500 if mechanical refrigeration is desired. Should the locality in which the theatre is to be located afford suiiicient well water at a reasonable depth and below 60 degrees, the cost of mechanical refrigeration would be materially reduced.

The figures listed for the smaller theatres are estimated but we feel they are adequate.

The equipment figure of $25,000 for the larger theatre is based on the best available and includes carpets cut, sewn and laid over padding in the aisles, crossovers, lobby, vomitories, and ladies

room at $5.70 a yard, a padded back and box spring theatre chair upholstered in imitation leather at $11.50 installed, decorative painting, directional and exit signs, lighting fixtures, marquee signs, somt, 350 changeable letters, and electric bulbs. Also included are house drapes, stage set, ladiesl room furniture, office furniture, fire extinguishers, and so forth, lockers, projection booth equipment, including two complete projection and sound equipments and motor generator, ticket box, one twosunit ticket machine, coin change machine, ushers' and cashiers' uniforms, vacuum cleaner,

or contraction by three even rows-or 57 seals-without having to consider the actual seating arrangement. The usual two-aisle seatin plan has 19 seats. The 725-seat theatre can be erected, after the ioun aliens are completed, in seven days or less, and 60 days for everything.

safe, water cooler, and freight and hauling.

We feel that in many situations this budget can be materially reduced by omitting some items or substituting less costly equipment. However, to enable a fair comparison to be made we have included equipment which would be used in the best theatres. Some of the substitutions which would reduce the budget as shown are cheapter quality carpet, cheaper chairs, smaller marquee signs, rectifiers instead of motor generator, ticket machine, coin change machines, and the like.

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 40