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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 83 (72)

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition
1948-49 Theatre Catalog
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 83
Page 83

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 83

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cathode strip lights. vRich contour cur- . Th M tains of gold satin and sculptured plaster n e ornaments accent the spread of the ' arches and add mammoth size to the bodily comforts of air conditioning and

' good seating. Batavja, New York Here is a theatre of great beauty and

richness, of which all should be proud who had any part in its fulfillment. l

The pride of accomplishment of a large i and successful local family, and a huge a financial stake in the future of their home town, went into the new 1650-seat Mancuso. An investment of nearly $1,000,000.00, and a carte-blanc commission tito produce the finest and best in modern theatres" to the skilled theatre designer, Mike DeAngelis, has given 17,000-populationed Batavia a big, palatial Showplace.

Situated in the main business district of the town, the structure, containing four stores and nine rental offices, occupies a lot which is 120 feet by 250 feet deep. Designed for a combination stage and screen policy which includes namebands and full stage shows, the equipment includes complete stage facilities and notably a 20-foot mechanical turntable for the quick changing of spectacular presentations. Another feature is the beautifully appointed tlprivate party suite" on the second iioor level which boasts of 30 seats and its own lounge


and toilet rooms. Richness and luxury ..... "

seldom seen under today*s building costs 9' I vv mumT 5"" *h are the rule. g m

Architecturally, the Mancuso is a fine i 3 u "E example of decorative modernism de- camp"

pending on architectural form and on lighting to create a stimulating theatrical atmosphere.

The front of the theatre is of terra cotta in granite, rose, gray and maroon with a large classic iigure highlighting the upper right corner.

The auditorium treatment is a series of circular planes highlighted by cold


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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 83