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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 71 (59)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 71
Page 71


1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 71

THE AUDITORIUM ot the W. C. Handy Theatre is 545 by 95 test and seats 1.056 persons. The floor has a reverse slope. As with other similar theatres, the chairs all have wood backs and leather upholstered seats. The stage is designed tor floor shows and will accommodate a large band.

REFERENCE CREDITS THE W. C. HANDY THEATRE

Memphis. Tennessee

OWNER AND OPERATOR: Chalmers Cullms, Ed Cullins, Nate Evans, Louie Weaver, and Kemmons Wilson,

ARCHITECT: Raymond B. Spencer.

DECORATOR: LOUIS P. Wultt.

SEATING CAPACITY: 1,056

COST1 OF BUILDING (INCLUDING STORES): $ 60,000,

COST OI" EQUIPMENT (INCLUDING AIR CONDITIONING): $50,000.

AIR CONDITIONING: Friqioulre, by Frigidaire Division of General Motors Corporation.

CARPETS: by Mohawk Carpet Mills, Inc,

CHAIRS: Boditorm, by American Seating Company.

CURTAIN CONTROLS AND TRACK: by Vr'tllen, nc.

DRAPERIES AND STAGE CURTAINS: Premier Studios.

LENSES: by Bctusch and Lomb Optical Company.

PROJECTION LAMPS: Simplex-High, made tor National Theatre Supply.

PROJECTION MACHINES: Super Simplex, by International Projector Corporation.

RUBBER MATS: by American Mat Corporation.

SCREEN: Walker Deluxe PM, by Walker American Corporation.

SIGN AND MARQUEE: Bolton and Sons.

SIGNVLETTERS: Wriqner Siqn Servtre, lnr'.

SOUND: Simplex Four Stat, dual channel, by International (Projector Corporation

SUPPLY DEALER: National Theatre Supply Di vision of NatioriulrSIniplexBludworth, lnc.

UNIFORMS: by Brooks Uniform Company.

VENDING EQUIPMENT: Candy Prise, by Columbus Show Case Company; sodu fountain by Stanley Knight; popcorn inrtrhinn, by Star Manuiacturinq Company, Inc; l('F cromn machine, by Mills Industims, Inc.

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Threecolor tootlights are provided, with two rows ot drops. Under the stage are toilet and dressmg-room tacilities tor performers, and a large room for gas and electric meters and the three 25-hp. compressors tor the aireconditioning system. The heating and cooling systems are combined.

THE REAR VIEW ot the auditorium shows the placement 0! two special viewing rooms, one on either side at the projection booth. where there are two proiectors. All electric wiring is as complete as possible. with remote control at house and stage lights from the first floor. the projecion room. and a large panel board on the stage. Recessed ceiling lights provide the general auditorium illumination.
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 71