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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 45 (35)

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition
1948-49 Theatre Catalog
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 45
Page 45

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 45

AN INTERESTING ISOMETRIC RENDERING shows: (A) 3-bank theatre organ: (B) Foam-filled seats in "lounging luxury" space; (C) Wull-to-wall carpeting: (D) Powder and lounge rooms: (E) Weather-processing unit.- (F) Water storage tank (86.000 9615-): (G) Turbo-{low chillers and refrigeration room: (H) Differential vacuum system for spring and lull weather: (1) Courtesy Desk: (K) Lobby leading into foyer and main lloor promenade: (1.) Box oilice: (M) Mezzanine restaurant; (N) Art gallery promenade; (0) Check rooms: (P) Proiection and reeliller suite: (Q) Central airconditioning station: (R) Motorized dimmers and controls: (5) Acoustically engineered walls; (T) Thyratron "painting with light": (U) Balcony loge section: (V) Reserved seat circle. It all adds up to Showmanship and a most interesting plant.

and confectionery stands. The promenade on the balcony floor has the same facilities as the foyer, with the addition of a gallery for art exhibitions. On the grand staircase, the main semi-circular landing has large curved windows in glass with sandblasted designs.

In the theatre proper, the auditorium is 96 feet by 130 feet, while the stage is 88 feet by 24 feet, with dressing rooms at the side. The back walls of the auditorium and the ceiling, as well as the interior faces of the side concrete walls, have been acoustically treated With three inches of Fiberglas. All theatre acoustics have been engineered to produce ideal conditions for sound.


The entire final line of seats on the orchestra door is equipped with special hearing devices built into the wall in neat little compartments. The device can be extracted and used by the patron and replaced at the end of the show without the possible embarrassment of requesting equipment from the usher.

Design and Decor

Interior decorating of the Odeon-Toronto-aexecuted by eminent authorities %ombines richness, good taste and intelligent planning. Hard, bright 'glitter and noisy colors have been entirely eliminated in favor of soft eye-resting pastel shades which are set off by crystal-clear mirrors and natural finish wood.

In the general arrangement of color schemes, the carpet used throughout the theatre, except in the ladies powder room, forms the keynote to which all other colors are subject. Unusual in both design and colorea large, modern iioral pattern colored in a series of turquoise blues that shade from pale to dark full blue*this carpet is given a simple cone trasting decor by a blending of opposite huesepompeiian red and shrimp-grey flesh tones. The contrasting color combinations are effectively balanced by limed oak in natural finish for the woodwork trim and doors.

An outstanding treatment in the main lobby is the giant mural painting which fOIIOWS the curve of the grand staircase from the foot of the stairs to the mezzanine and restaurant on the second. floor. Colors in the mural harmonize with the surrounding color scheme. Clever use is made of mirrors in the lobby to en
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 45