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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 113 (102)

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition
1948-49 Theatre Catalog
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 113
Page 113


1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 113

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The Manos

Monessen, Pennsylvania

The Manosenamesake and brainchild of Michael M. Manos, president of the Monessen Amusement Companyewas a dream come true for the people of Monongahela Valley the night of November 17, 1948. For this handsome theatre, seating 1,500 persons, underscored an old Monessen slogan, "The City Aheadfi

Metal dominates the facade. The pylon above the marquee, shaped like a shipis prow, is made of porcelain enamel steel and is said to have been one of the most dimcult items in the entire specifications to obtain. The marquee, itself, built at a cost of over $30,000, is made of stainless steel and is considered the most modern of its kind. In fact, Ben F. Poblocki calls it the finest in the 35-year history of his company. There are 3,000 light bulbs in it, 1,150 of which are in the waterfall effect in front. Some 400 are underneath the marquee and 866 are used in the twinkling "Manos" sign.

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In the auditorium, eyes are drawn to the beautiful modernistic ceiling in seashell patterns of pastel colors against a warm orange background. Air and light distributors designed by Architect Victor A. Rigaumont contain both the aluminum grille through which conditioned air flows and soft lights which are unobtrusive safety devices. On the iioor is a thick

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THEATRE CATALOG 1948-49
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 113