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1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 51 (17)

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition
1952 Theatre Catalog
1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 51
Page 51

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 51

French Morocco

In Rabat, French Morocco, one of the years most amazing remodeling jobs was done at the Renaissance, which has been transformed by architect W. Scob from a dowdy, rundown cinema into a theatre of exquisite grace and beauty. Outstanding feature of the Renaissance is its unusual proscenium treatment, which gives the illusion of spaciousness in the relatively small auditorium by the extension of the stage framing out in continous, sweeping wings along the side walls. Fabric similar to that used in the stage curtain has been installed in the framing on both walls, and it appears as though the proscenium flows out in an unbroken line along the sides of the auditorium. Highlighted by concealed fixtures, the effect is spectacular.

In regrouping the seating blocks for improved visibility, and increasing the space between rows for greater comfort, the designer reduced the seating capacity of the Renaissance from 850 to 774. Included in the new equipment was a Westrex sound system. Owner and operator of the theatre is the Societe Marocaine des Etablissements Seiberras.


The newly opened Amir, Alexandria, Egypt, marks a new high in theatre luxury and a development that is unique in the theatre industry. Owned

IN EGYPT. the lZGZ-saal Amir, Alexandria. The

oriental leaning toward luxury in architecture and

decoration is admirably achievad without sacrificing modem lunctionalism.

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 51