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1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 108 (74)

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition
1952 Theatre Catalog
1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 108
Page 108

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 108

PLAYHOUSE Baltimore, Md.

The Playhouse, formerly known as the Homewood, seated 700 when it was built in 1945. Howard Wagonheim, Schwaber Theatresl vice-president, conceived the idea of transforming the theatre into a deluxe art house.

A considerable portion of the rear of the house that had formerly been allotted to seating space was separated from the auditorium, and the foyer was greatly enlarged to provide space for a comfortably homelike lounge.

The remaining auditorium space was redecorated in restful colors, and was reseated with 400 chairs, with the backtocback distance expanded to 45 inches.

INFORMALITY is the dominant theme at the remodeled Playhouse, :1 quality reflected in home

like decorative touches in the lobby and lounge. The lounge. where cottee is served. has brown

REFERENCE DATA OWNER & OPERATOR: Homewood Amusement Co., Inc.

SEATING CAPACITY: 400. SIZE OF LOT: Approx. 132'x50'.

Chairs: Heywood-Wakefield Co. Decorator: Paramount Decorating Co. Projection Lamps: Strong Electric Corp. Projection Machines: Motiograph, Inc. Rectifiers: Strong Electric Corp. Rewinders: Goldberg Br'os.

Screen: B. F. Shearer Go.

Sign & Marquee: Claude Neon.

Sign Letters: Wagner Sign Service, Inc. Sound: Motiograph.

Supply Dealer: J. F. Dusman.

Ticket Chopper: General Register Corp;

end biege drapes. light green carpets. and turniture upholstered in green and brown.

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1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 108