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1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 44 (24)

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition
1950-51 Theatre Catalog
1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 44
Page 44


1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 44

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CAPITAN Pasadena, Tex.

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was opened just before the year 1950 began. It serves a drawing area of 50,000 industrial workers with first-run pictures on a three-change-per-week schedule.

Key features of the brick front are a large nautical mural, a vertical porcelain enamel sign, and maroon structural glass trim.



REFERENCF DATA OWNER & OPERATOR: Isley Theatres. ARCHITECT: Raymond F. Smith. SEATING CAPACITY: 1,608.

COST OF BUILDING: $200,000.

COST OF EQUIPMENT (including air conditioning): $100,000,

SIZE OF LOT: 67' x 170'.

Carpets: Alexander Smith & Sons. Chairs: Kroehler Mfg. Co., American Seating Co.

Curtain Controls &: Track: Oklahoma Scenic Co.

Decorator: Nat Smythe.

Display Frames: Theatre Specialties, Inc.

Draperies &: Stage Curtains: Oklahoma Scenic Co.

Generators: Hertner Electric Co. 70/140. Lenses: Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. Projection Lamps: J. E. McAuley Mfg. Co. Peerless.

Projection Machines: International Projector Corp. Simplex E-7.

Rewinders: GoldE Mfg. Co.

Screen: Walker-American Corp.

Sign &: Marquee: Texas Neon Sign Co. Sign Letters: Wagner Sign Service, Inc. Sound: International Projector Corp. Supply Dealer: National Theatre Supply. Vending Machines: Manley, Inc.

Wall Fabrics: Maharam Fabric Corp.





Glass entrance doors lead into a lobby where silver leaf coffers and white stencil "tsnowflakell patterns embellish a salmon ceiling. The walls and carpet are green, and a long candy stand at one side has a quilted leatherette front with mirrors behind.

Toilet rooms have white and pink tile.
1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 44