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1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 28 (8)

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition
1950-51 Theatre Catalog
1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 28
Page 28

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 28

A SERIES OF ARCHITECTURAL PLANES above a wood veneer wainscot. the walls in the auditorium oi the Calderone, Hempstead, L. l.. N. Y., are each done in a clear. bright tone of green. red, yellow, or blue, and are indirectly lighted by strip coves in the top photograph. ABOVE: Downlights are spaced out in ceiling and under balcony. BELOW: Lobby mural colors are reflected by the mirrored walls.

auditorium on the ground floor has a fiuorescent cove strip, and there are incandescent downlights recessed in the somt under the balcony.

Lighting strips with incandescent lamps on 6" centers are mounted vertically back of the sides of the screen frame and horizontally back of its top. These lamps are red and yellow alternating.

At the Paris

The Paris, New York, furnishes another example of good lighting which provides, in conjunction with a suitable color scheme, an appropriate setting for relaxation and enjoyment.

Entrance lighting is brilliant but not harsh. The translucent glass marquee is lighted from the back to silhouette the lettering of the name of the current film and script letters above the marquee spell out the name of the playhouse in white neon, The white plaster underside of the marquee, features recessed units with incandescent reflector lamps to furnish a glow which brightens up the sidewalk.

Past the entrance and above the ticket booth is a trough lighting fixture of white porcelain enamel finish. In this glass trough are two rows of incandescent lamps, one row outside of the glass screen and the other on the lobby side. These lamps provide a flood of pleasing indirect lighting, and since there is both upward and downward (reflected) light, the glass is practically unseen.

Recessed in the lobby ceiling are direct downlighting units to supplement the soft illumination from those in the sofiit of the marquee. The orchestra promenade is situated beyond the lobby, and the lighting arrangement varies sharply for this transition. Fluorescent lamps are installed in a strong line in a cove at the edge of a dropped part of the ceiling.

Auditorium lighting is only for the purpose of furnishing necessary illumination during intermissions. Under the balcony in the rear are incandescent lights recessed in the balcony sofiit. At the bottom of these units is a circular baffle or diaphragm to furnish the needed 450 cut-off. Especially useful for sections with low areas (8'6" or 9'), these units are spaced about 6' or 7/ apart with IOU-watt lamps. a dimmer control system is used for the lamps, so that they can be turned down while there is a picture on and turned up again for intermissions. About the balcony are recessed downlights in the ceiling with ISO-watt incandescent reflector lamps on dimmer control.

The ceiling auditorium just beyond the front line of the balcony has a row of recessed downlighting units of KOO-watt incandescencc each. Bafiies, set ()llU above the other, prevent the lights from appearing too bright in contrast with the ceiling. There is also a small incandescent lamp of 15 vatts in the side of each unit to furnish low-level illumination while the picture is on.

No lighting equipment is installed in the main portion of the auditorium cciling forward of the balcony, in accordance with the plan that all sources of illumination in the auditorium be as unobtrusive as possible. Illumination for this section of the auditorium, therefore,

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 28