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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 65 (53)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 65
Page 65

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 65


THE AUDITORIUM has a wainscot in deltt blue. The rust velour-covered upper walls are accentuated by a series of large panels covered with lemon and silver candy-striped woven glass fabrics (by Thortel Fabrics). The vertical stripes end in a specially built ornamental light trough, ,which reflects light on cost plaster Romanesque design ornaments at the bottom of each panel. The auditorium ceiling's two large side panels are finished in straw color. Down through the center. the ceiling has been dropped approximately 8 inches. This dropped portion is finished in a dark maroon which sweeps down toward the proscenium and flares out toward the wing walls where the auditorium converges toward the proscenium arch. Down through the center of the ceiling, three large circular robin's-eggblue placgues, approximately 12 teet in diameter, have been suspended. Upon these placques special red and butt decorations have been provided which conceal indirect light at sunset gold neon tubing. These suspended placques conceal also the Aqitair air-conditioning outlets which provide cooled or heated filtered air throughout the auditorium. In credit detail the air-conditioning system includes heating and cooling coils by McQuay; ventilating fans by Bishop and Babcock: Agitair diffusers by Air Devices, Inc. and a Koven Watertilm hot-water boiler. The deepwell pump is by Fairbanks-Morse. Acoustical material and insulation tor the theatre is by Kinsul. Carpeting throughout the house is by Alexander Sm th and Sons Carpet Company, Inc. Approximatel 1.000 Push-Back chairs, manutactured by the Kroehler Manufacturing Company. have been installed in the auditorium 01 the theatre. The theatre is an imposing structure-a combination 01 many materials. The modern design is unusual in that it has effectively used these combinations in a very successful architectural study, achieving success.
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 65