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1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 73 (39)

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition
1952 Theatre Catalog
1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 73
Page 73

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 73

TENNESSEE Nashville, Tenn.

The original plans of the store and oiiice building which now houses the Tennessee, included provisions for just such a project. Unusual conditions plus periods of depression and War delayed the construction. On February 28, 1952, this palatial new theatre was opened.

The mammoth name sign towers nine stories above the street level and with the marquee contains 4000 light bulbs. Beneath the building there are three basements containing 200 tons of air conditioning equipment with a self-cleaning electronic air filter system, carpenter and sign shops, engineering offices, dressing rooms, and parking garage.

Marble walls are featured in the lobby while the mezzanine promenade and main foyer are lined with rich brown oak panels. The auditorium, with a total seating capacity of 2028, has a specially designed section of 278 seats for smokers, and the deep purple tone of the walls is effectively dramatized by vertically recessed lighting.


ARCHITECT: Marr & Holman. SEATING CAPACITY: 2,033. SIZE OF LOT: 91' x 242'.

Chairs: American Seating Co. Changeovers: RCA.

Curtain Controls &: Track: Joseph Vasconcellos, Inc.

Decorator: Rambusch Decorating Co. Generators: Imperial Electric Co. Lenses: Kollmorgen Optical Corp., F 1.9. Projection Lamps: RCA.

Projection Machines: RCA, Strong Electric Corp.

Rewinders: GoldE Mfg. Co.

Screen: RCA.

Sign &: Marquee: Balton & Cummings. Sign Letters: Adler Silhouette Letter Co. Sound: RCA.

Spotlight: Strong Electric Corp., Trouper.

Supply Dealer: Monarch Theatre Supply, Inc.

Ticket Issuing Machine: General Register Corp.


FLOOR PLANS show the theatre are: in relation '0 a section at the existing ottice building.

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1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 73