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1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 143 (123)

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition
1950-51 Theatre Catalog
1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 143
Page 143

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 143

during the last three years. The first important and highly successful job was the Fox West Coast prefabricated theatre in Long Beach, Calif., in which the PF was applied on walls and ceilings in pre-formed, expanded metal pans. The results were so satisfactory that the Fox management became interested in PF materials for other theatres. The Fox management has refinished about eight buildings to date with this treatment. About twenty other theatres in the Los Angeles area have been treated acoustically with PF. These theatres required from 2,000 square feet to 8,000 square feet each.

In old theatres, the PF has been installed with regular acoustical adhesive over old acoustical plaster and over plaster walls after fire-safety requirements had necessitated removal of original combustible acoustical tile. The growing practice of selling popcorn and other confections in theatres has made vermin a major problem. One advantage of using large sheets of FF is that it can be tightly cemented against old plaster, eliminating air spaces that are nesting places for vermin.

Fiberglas Aerocor is also being used as acoustical material in West Coast theatres. It is cemented to the walls behind the theatre screen and behind draperies wherever possible. In numerous installations, the draperies are decorative fabrics woven of incombustible Fiberglas yarns. Thus, their use is in keeping with the emphasis being placed on fire-safety. These Fiberglas materials have made it possible for the theatre owner to bring his building up to date acoustically by overcoming the deficiencies of acoustical plaster which has hardened and lost its effectiveness. He has been able to adapt his theatre to the requirements of new sound equipment and fire safety at a

minimum expense.


TOP: THE GULF COAST, SAINT PETERSBURG. FLORIDA, is constructed of Quonset arches and boasts .a Fiberglas acoustical tile ceiling. CENTER: The auditorium of McGregor's, Inc., of Memphis. Tennessee, 15 made acoustically good through Fiberglas tiles. BOTTOM: The Teatro Aguilera, Havana,.Cubu, .uses a Fiberglas PF board ceiling; and sidewalk oi Fiberglas Aerocor covered by Fiberglas print fabrics.
1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 143