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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 237 (226)

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition
1948-49 Theatre Catalog
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 237
Page 237

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 237

SON CARL in the sound studio equipped with microphones, double-turntable record player, and other sound equipment. A reception room adioins it. Music can be played belore the show and during internusswns from here or the proieclion booth. Carl is sound technician, and operates all equipment.

ceiling fixture carries out the masculine motif.

The north end of the kitchen, adjoining the dining room, is papered with a deep brown base and Chartreuse, rose and green design. Upper walls and ceiling are of light green. Woodwork is yellow and tile working surfaces and walls are yellow with chrome feature strip. Linoleum is bright yellow, trimmed in black. The bay window breakfast nook is furnished in mottled green plastic with a glassesurfaced round table. Incidentally, there are 17 metal cabinets in the kitchen.

Green and yellow woodwork and linoleum carry out the same color scheme in the utility room. Suntan is the dominant color in the powder room.

The shop room has white-painted walls and ceiling to provide maximum light, with blue linoleum.

out the house.

Here, beneath the stage and screen, the Petersons have a iidream home" taking full advantage of a view so magnificent that a Florida tourist once told the theatre operator: mYou should charge $2.50 admission to your showsy50 cents for the picture and $2 for the View!"


Reserved Ramps

Daytona Beach, Florida. An interesting variation on road-show attractions will take place March 24 through 27 when HThe Red Shoes", the big Technicolor special is scheduled to play the local drive-in theatre on a single feature basis. A certain number of ramp locations will be sold both in advance and at showtime for the increased admission scales of $2.40, $1.80 and $1.20 per person. This is believed to be the first time that road-show techniques have been applied to drive-ins. EDITORS NOTE: It is interesting to speculate whether there will be more Cadillacs than Chevrolets in the $2.40 locations, And whether the confection stand will carry a special line of Champagne for the occasion.

Wind vs. Screen Towers

Watertown, New York. Gusts of wind, reaching a velocity of 65 mph, swept through here recently and destroyed the screen of the 250 car Star Lit Drive-in. The screen was mounted on a tower 20 feet above the ground, resulting in an overall height of 60 feet. Fred W. Kleemier, manager, said another

screen would be ready for the spring opening. EDITORS NOTE: Quite a blow] Both to Fredis pride and, to his pocketbook!

* * >l= Suicide in a Drive-in? Knoxville, Tennessee. Police warned patrons of drive-in theatres to turn off their motors while watching the show. It seems that six were very nearly asphyxiated recently. EDITORS NOTE: Some of those old pictures that are dug up when.

business gets poor near the seasonfs end might force some patrons to find a quicker way out than driving.

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As American as Hot Dogs and Hamburgers

Darien, Connecticut. Lawyer A. D. Savitt, representing the Jenver Realty Company in a zoning appeal before the Darien Board of Adjustment stated that "Drive-in theatres are as much an American institution as hot dogs and hamburgers}, He then introduced Martin Bennett of RCA as iithe top authority on drive-in theatres in Americaf'

EDITORS NOTE: Well, we'd like to hear Marty discuss ho! dogs and hamburgers. Maybe he is the lop authority on them!


Fluorescent lighting is used through- '
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 237