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1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 463 (439)

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition
1950-51 Theatre Catalog
1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 463
Page 463

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 463

The Oriental Lanes represent a profitable financial venture because 93% of the total square footage is incomeproducing. The fact that they have helped considerably to up admission receipts at the Oriental Theatre, and vice versa, furnishes an excellent example of how bowling alleys and theatres may be successfully operated together for mutual benefit.

Narlock Lanes. Bay City. Mich. Part of a block-long project with a

BILLIABD TABLES ADD TO BOWLING ALLEY PROFITS without additional operating burdens, as here at Bradnan's Recreation in Ohio. RIGHT: The 22 lanes at the Park Bowl. San Francisco, are well laid out.

depth of 150', Narlock Lanes opened in March, 1947, and the adjoining Empire Theatre, managed by A. M, Alarie, was opened in October, 1948. Other facilities in the group include a cocktail bar and grill. The former is situated between the 1,500-seat motion picture house and the bowling alleys, while the latter is at the

far end of the alleys. The entire project is owned and operated by Art Narlock, an enterprising young businessman who has given the community one of the nnest recreation centers in the country.

The 24-lane bowling alley is outfitted with Brunswick equipment and contains 250 spectator seats with room for 300

FIG. 4e24-bowling lane installation with center ball returns (capable of handling sizeable crowds).






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1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 463