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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 145 (134)

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition
1948-49 Theatre Catalog
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 145
Page 145


1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 145

The Family Drive-In

New Kensington, Pennsylvania

Designed for a drawing area of some 200,000 working class patrons, and operating on a scale of 60 cents for adults, with children-under-twelve free, the Family is true to its name.

The entrance pylon is 47 feet high with neon letters three feet high spelling out the title, while under it the managerls omce connects the two large boxoflices. Large waiting areas are provided in

front, with an animated attraction board doing the show-selling.

The screen tower built on poles that are three feet wide at the base and tower 75 feet into the air is covered with transite sheets; and, reminiscent of its roofed sister theatres, is situated at the Itback wall" of the plot. The fencing is of aluminum sheets, and combination confection and projection building is built of the usual block.















REFERENCE DATA

OWNER & OPERATOR: Family DriveIn Theatre Corp.

ARCHITECT: Robert F. Beatty.

CAR CAPACITY: 750.

COST OF THEATRE: $171,000.

COST OF EQUIPMENT: $20,000. SIZE OF LOT: 20 acres.

IN-CAR SPEAKERS: by DeVry Corp. PROJECTION LAMPS: by Strong. PROJECTION MACHINES: by DeVry. SIGN & MARQUEE: by Jenkins Sign Co. SIGN LETTERS: by Wagner Sign. SOUND: by DeVry Corp.

SUPPLY DEALER: Lovett & Co.



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THEATRE CATALOG 1948-49
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 145