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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 4 (iv)

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition
1948-49 Theatre Catalog
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 4
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Drive-ins Mentioned

Family Drive-In Theater, New Kensington, PA
Summer Drive-In Theater, Memphis, TN
San Pedro Outdoor (original), San Antonio, TX
Bellwood Drive-In, Richmond, VA
Summer Drive-In Theater, Memphis, TN
Family Drive-In Theater, New Kensington, PA
Battle Creek Auto Theatre, Battle Creek, MI
Valley Drive-In Theater, Montclair, CA


1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 4

TABLE!) WINTEle

Editorial Surveys FRONTISPIECE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I

EDITORIAL FOREWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. III

TABLE OF CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. IV

AUTHORS AND CONTRIBUTORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. VI

ADVERTISERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VII BOOK ONE:

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

The Works of John and Drew Eberson. Architects

JOHN EBERSON (A Biography) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2 DREW EBERSON (A Biography) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4 ALEXANDRE MERCIL (A Biography) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 6 AN ABLE STAFF OF EXPERTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 AN AMERICAN CAVALCADE OF THEATRE ARCHITEC TURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Norman Morse 8

From Mrs. Sheehanis New Front Porch Through a World-Wide Career in Theatre and Institution Design

WORK UNDER WAY AT HOME AND ABROAD . . . . . . . . . .. 20

The Continuing Progress of the Eberson Organization is Marked by Numerous Current Construction Projects

PLANS ALONE DO NOT CREATE A THEATRE . . . . . . . . .. 23

An Outline of the Necessary Highly Specialized Knowledge. Ability Experience and Diligence

EBERSON ACCOMPLISHMENTS, 1901 TO 1949 . . . . . . . . . . .. 26

A Necessarily Limited Pictorial Review That is Representative of More Than 400 Theatres Designed

Design AN INTERESTING CANADIAN THEATRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 34

Monument to the Memory of a Great Theatre Architect the (IDEONTORONTO is the Dominion's Finest

AN INTERESTING LATIN-AMERICAN THEATRE . . . . . . .. 43

Not Limited bv High Domestic. Costs the Lush TACNA is Notable for its Idea Value and Materials Used

THE NEVER-SWEPT THEATRE OF MEDIAPOLIS . . . . . . .. 47

InuPnious and ElTertivt- Cleaning Installation Simplifies Housekeeping and Freshens Atmosphere

PRACTICAL NOTES ON THEATRE WIRING . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 48

Fundamentals That Apply to the Usual Electrical Equipnwnt and Linrs for Power and Lighting

THE QUONSET ARCH HAS EARNED CONSIDERATION . .. 50

Dozens Now Built and More Under Construction are Best Proof of Economy and Functional Adaptability

STUDIOS OF RADIO STATION WBAL, BALTIMORE 57 Theatre's Influencr on Radio Architecture Emphasizes the Kinship betwern Industries

COMFORT AND SAFETY OF THE AUDIENCE Harold Burris-Meyer and Edward C. Cole 61

An Interest Provoking Chapter from a New Book on the Derivation of Plan from an Analysis of Function

IV

A REVIEW OF RECENT THEATRE CONSTRUCTION . . . . .. 65

THE REX and DUPLEX. Havana. Cuba

THE RICHFIELD. Richiield. Minn.

THE MANCUSO. Batavia. N. Y.

THE WOODS. Crosse Pointe Woods. Detroit. Mich. THE SMYRNA. Smyrna. Del.

THE CORAL. Bradbury Heights. Md.

THE DIXIE. Miami. Fla.

THE FAIRVIEW. Fairview. Ohio

THE MILFORD. Milford. Del.

THE HELIX. La Mesa. Calif.

THE LANE. Columbus. Ohio

THE ODEON DANFORTH. Toronto. Canada THE PARIS. New York. N. Y.

THE LAKE. Warsaw. Ind.

THE VOGUE. Pittsburgh. Calif.

THE MANOS. Monessen. Pa.

THE UTE. Rifle. Colorado '

THE SHOAIS. Florence. Ala.

THE ODEON. West Vancouver. Canada V

THE STRAND. Erie. Pa.

THE VALLEY. El Paso. Texas

THE RITA. Vallejo. Calif.

THE ODEON. Victoria. Canada

THE OLD TRAIL. Columbus. Ohio

THE DOME. Libby. Mont.

THE ODEON-CHAMPLAIN. Montreal. Canada THE BELLWOOD DRIVE-IN. Richmond. Va. THE NILES OUTDOOR. Niles. Mich.

THE CRATIVOT DRIVE-IN. Detroit. Mich. THE BATTLE CREEK AUTO. Battle Creek. Mich. THE VALLEY DRIVE-IN. Ontario. Calif.

THE FAMILY DRIVE-IN. New Kensington. Pa. THE SAN PEDRO OUTDOOR. San Antonio. Texas THE SUMMER DRIVE-IN. Memphis. Tenn.

LAMINATED WOOD ARCHES IN THEATRE CONSTRUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 137

Introduced Here in 1945. at Least Five Theatres Have Now Boon Built With Glued Laminated Framing Members

ESSENTIALS OF LASTING, WATER-PROOF ROOFS Charles S. Allen 146

Ellicient Maintenance of Leak-Proof Roofs Held Economical with New Asbestos Coating

Construction and Materials REMODELING THE THEATRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 154

The Economies and Advantages in EKectively Modernizing According to Accepted Practices

SPARKLING NEW THEATRES FROM DECREPIT OLD ONES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 169

THE STATE. Nashua. N. H.

THE ASTOR. Boston. Mass.

THE CONISTON. Newport, N. H. THE WAREHAM. W'nrehanl. Mass. THE STRAND. Hartford. Conn. TIIF. BEACON HILL. Boston. Mass. THE. CENTER. Pawtucket. R. I. THE STRAND. Fall River. Mass. THE MADISON. Madison. Conn. THE STRAND. Thompsonville. Conn. TIIE STRAND. Southhridge. Mass.

A STUDY IN LOW-COST QUONSET CONSTRUCTION.... 185

How One Operator Utilized simpliiird Design and Materials to RedunBuilding Expenses

Drive-In Theatres DRIVE-IN THEATRES OF THE UNITED STATES . . . . . . . . .. 198

Latest Available Data on Location. Ownership. Car Capacity. and Operating Policy Disclosed by Survey

A NEW AMERICAN INSTITUTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 221

Drive-In Theatres Express the. Freedom and the Functionalism of Our Times
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