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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 198 (187)

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition
1948-49 Theatre Catalog
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 198
Page 198

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 198

neered and installed by Vernon C. Dean, Professional Mechanical Engineer, of

Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Private Screening Rooms

Nor was bodily comfort Mr. HeffeiL anis sole enticement to patrons. uCry rooms" on both sides of the projection room, above the entrance lobby, give harassed mothers an opportunity to take young children out of the auditorium without missing the show. The location of the ticry rooms," window seating with adequate window space, and adjustable loud speakers, permit full enjoyment of the picture. In addition, the incorporation of these facilitieseparticularly valuable in an intimately-dimensioned auditoriumeprovides a satisfactory answer to the baby-sitting problem; prevents spoiling the picture for the other spectators. .

Other Modern Points

The ticket otiice, entirely inside the lobby, is located immediately to the left of the entrance doors. It has a counter flush with the lobby wall, and extends into a passageway off the standee area, a passageway which also gives access to the men's and womens toilet rooms. These adjoin each other on the outer side, each having a window of obscuring glass.

From the passageways on each side of the lobby, where storage space is provided, stairs lead to the second level.

Over half the width of the second level is devoted to the projection room, which is approximately 20 x 12 feet. Projection equipment includes Motiograph projectors and dual channel sound system and Strong Mogul projection lamps.

The auditorium is finished in furredout sections of Celotex board, applied in three tones. Between this inner wall and the Quonset sheeting, rock wool insulation has been inserted, while Celotex insulation is part of the roof decks of the haydite structures.

Illumination of the Crown is largely by duorescent fixtures, but cove lighting, on white and color circuits, is provided along the auditorium sides at an eightfoot height. '

Equipment and Furnishings

Seating, by the Ideal Seating Company, is arranged in three banks with row spacing 32 inches back-to-back. Chairs are upholstered in blue simulated leather with mohair backs while carpeting in the standee space and adjoining passageways, and in aisles, is figured in beige and shades of tan.

Floors of the lobby and toilet rooms are tile, and the latter also have tile wainscots. The menls room is equipped with one urinal, one water closet and a lavatory; the womenls with a water closet, a lavatory and a cosmetic shelf.

In addition, credits not already mentioned include:


Strong uZipper"

Coinchanger Johnston Curtain Controls and Tracke A.D.C.


ABOVE: The light cove steps in conformity to the floor slope. Two private viewing, or cry rooms. are on either side of the projection booth. Carpets are figured in beige and shades 0! ton. BELOW: When photographed the trout was not as yet completed. Tasteful plantings oi shrubbery and evergreens will be accommodated in the setback and around the entrance walk. The projection room is 20x12 teet and nicely appointed tor efficient operation.
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 198