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1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 76 (42)

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition
1952 Theatre Catalog
1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 76
Page 76

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 76

ALLEN Takoma Park, Md.

Sidney Lustls Allen, located less than a mile from Washington, D. C., has one of the most unusual theatre fronts in the East, with an all-glass facade rising from sidewalk to roof and a new type slanting attraction board of stainless steel. One corner of the facade is built of red Roman brick, set in an attractive rustic pattern.

The outer lobby has an unusually high ceiling of yellow-tinted acoustical plaster. The lobbyls massive front wall features two huge painted drama masks on a background of light green.

The auditorium, seating 946, has been scientifically designed to afford excellent acoustics and perfect visibility from all points.

Toilet rooms, leading off the foyer, have tiled walls and fioors and handsomely appointed lounges.

A large parking lot has been provided for patrons.

The Allen will be an important part of a 14-store shopping center constructed next to the theatre.

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REFERENCE DATA OWNER: Kass-Berger Realty Co. OPERATOR: Sidney Lust Theatres. ARCHITECT: James Hogan and Francis Groff.


Carpets: A. & M. Karagheusian, Inc. Chairs: American Seating Co.

Curtain Controls &: Track: Automatic Devices Co.

Decorator: United Paint and Decorating. Display Frames: Theatre Specialties, Inc., Aluminex.

Generators: Hertner Electric Co. Lenses: Kollmorgen Optical Corp., Super Snaplite F 1.9.

Projection Lamps: J. E. McAuley Mfg. Co., Peerless.

Projection Machines: International Projector Corp., Simplex X-L.

Rewinders: GoldE Mfg. Co.

AN UNUSUAL cuss mom at the Culitomiu type and a lobby 0! clean. modern design make-u good Swami Walker-American Corptirst impression on patrons at the Allen. Designed as a variety of plane snrlaces and painted In ccm- Sign & Marquee: Continental Sign CO. plementury pastel tints, the lobby is an attractive blending 01 color and line. Sign Letters . Theatre Specialties Inc . y -:

Bevelite 10" plastic. Sound: RCA.

Supply Dealer: Elmer H. Brient & Sons, National Theatre Supply, Ben Lust Theatre Supply.

Ticket Issuing Machine: General Register Corp.

Ticket Chopper: GoldE Mfg. Co.


1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 76