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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 42 (30)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 42
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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 42

TABLE leMinimum width and depth of lot for various Quonset theatres erected on an inside lot with an alley in the rear.

Minimum Minimum



Seating \Vidtll Depth Capacity (feet) (feet) 323 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 85 423 . . . . . . . , . . . , . . . . . 44 105 537 . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 120 685) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 145

NOTE: A side yard court at least 7 feet wide must be provided on one side for the 689-seat theatre.

in respect to the type of construction, exits, seating, fire safety, and related problems.

The floors, roof, and enclosing walls are constructed of concrete, steel and masonry. No wood is used, so the building is as fire-resistant as possible, and maintenance problems are at a minimum. The inside shape of the building, being set, of course, by the curvature of the Quonset 40 ribs, is perfect for sound, heating, air-conditioning, and ventilation, and it is clean, modern, and lends itself well to ideas in attractive decoration.

The costs listed are for the complete building and front, exclusive of equipment, such as chairs, drapes, curtains, rugs, booth equipment, and the like. But included in the over-all figures are costs for lot survey, excavating and concrete, mason work, structural steel and miscellaneous iron, carpentry, sheet metal work, roofing, lathing and plastering, painting and decorating, ceramic tile work, asphalt tile work, plumbing, heating and ventilating, electrical work and electrical fixtures, Stran-Steel units, erection of units; and glass and glazing.

Following is a summary of the items for the pre-fabricated theatre that are shipped from the Poblocki factory.

Canopy Facia#Constructed of 24gauge polished stainless steel; 1 foot 2 inches high, 47 feet long. (Blueprint furnished with order.)

LOBBY OF THE PREPAB THEATRE shows the placement of the concession stand in the area's most prominent space: directly in front of the incoming patron and between the entrance doors to the auditorium. The candy bar, as well as all the other parts at the theatre. has been designed in accord

Name Sign a 24-inch cast aluminum letters; double outline of green lluorescent neon tubing installed on the face of each letter. Wired complete, with transformers. (In the event more than a five-letter sign is desired, the height of the letters must be reduced to 16 inches.)

Poster Case 4 40x 65-inch glass-size stainless steel case with 7/32 inch heavy sheet glass. 'tecess type, with porcelain front.

Attraction Sign, double face, three-line *4 feet, 312 inches high, 5) feet, 4 inches long, wired complete. (Alternate for warm climates only: fluorescent neon tubing.) Two hundred fifty 9-inch Radiant cast aluminum letter font. Three-line stainless steel Hingedor frame with white opal glass for reception of above 9-inch letters. Sign body to be of 24-gauge steel, finished with Duco or equal enamel.

Box Office-41 feet 6 inches wide, 6 feet 6 inches deep, 7 feet 5 inches high. Exterior of box office faced with colored plastic panels. Interior insulated. Finished with plywood. StainleSS steel moulding at top and bottom to hold glass in place. Deal plate and counter

TABLE ZeMinimum width and depth of lot for various Quonset theatres erected on an inside lot with no alley in the rear.



NIinimum Miniman



Seating \Vidth Depth Capacity (feet) (feet) 323 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 91 423 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 111 537 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 127 689 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 1'2



NOTES: Where a court all around the theatre is required, it must be 6 feet wide for the two smaller theatres, and 7 feet wide for the two larger houses. Exit doors at rear may be moved to the sides and the rear yards omitted: lot depths will then be the same as for the building on an inside lot with alley in the rear (see Table 1).

TABLE 3-Minimum width and depth of lot for various Quonset theatres erected a corner lot, with no alley in the rear.

Minimum Minimum



Seating \\'idtli Dept l1 Capacity (feet) (feet) 323 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 91 423 . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . 44 I 111 537 . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . 44 127 ($89 . . . . . . . V . . . . . . . . . 44 152

NOTE: If court is provided at left

side lot line, depth of lot may be the same as for a building on an inside lot with an alley in the rear.

covered with colored plastic. Recessed 1,000-watt electric heater,

Porcelain FrontePanels manufactured of 16-gauge porcelain enameled steel. Blueprints furnished with order.

All materials are listed and the labor costs are itemized, including man-hours for each trade, so that it can be determined exactly what the theatre will cost.

If it is desired to omit some of the items, all that is necessary is to deduct the total cost of these rejected items from the total over-all cost.

Besides all the details of the theatre itself, the company has, through its architects, Peacock and Belongia, calculated minimum width and depths of lots to accommodate the theatres of the six sizes. Table 1 gives these data in the case of an inside lot with an alley in the rear. Table 2 gives the figures also for an inside lot but without an alley at the rear. And Table 3 gives the information for a corner lot, without a rear alley. Balcony houses seating 494 and 822 take lot sizes approximately the same as the 423- and 689-seat theatres, respectively, indicated in the Tables.

In order to accommodate more seats on the same lots that take the 423-, and 689-seat one-floor plans, the architect has drawn plans for theatres with balconies, accommodating 494 seats, including 90 in the balcony; and 822 seats,

ance with the uniform building code (1946 edition) as prepared by the Pacific Coast Building Officials' Conference. The most stringent requirements were met with respect to the type of construction, exits, fire-safety. and related problems. Indicated theatre costs are exclusive of equipment.



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