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1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 21 (xxi)

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition
1953-54 Theatre Catalog
1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 21
Page 21

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 21

FUNCTIONAL BEAUTY. developed by Mr. Schlanget. is shown in the Weslville. top and right views. Note minimum 0! black screen surround.

seating, seats are found where they belong, and aisles only where seating positions would be least desirable. For necessary tradic, comfort, and safety in emergency exiting, this type of seating requires at least eight inches more in spacing between the rows and frequent exit doors along the side walls of the auditorium. When done this way, even greater seating comfort is accomplished, and improved emergency exit conditions are achieved.

A number of Canadian and American building officials have approved this type of sea-ting, and as a member of the New York City Committee for Revising the Building Code for Theatre Construction, Schlanger has helped to incorporate this type of seating into the New York City Building Code, which revisions are now approved by the City Council.

Another development in seating which Schlanger is interested in, and which was incorporated into the Cinema, Farmingham, Mass, is the idea of each person having a complete seat and the full use of the two arm rests. He is sure that as a result of home television habits developed by the public, exhibitors will find it advisable to provide this extra comfort at a fairly early date.


Although he can not claim, nor has he owr tried to claim, that he was the only one adVocating the elimination of the black border around motion pit'turo screens. Schlanger has made many valw alle contributions to this problem, and

ANOTHER VIEW OF THE WESTVILLE auditorium. at right, ably illustrates many contributions to modern design developed by Mr. Schlanger.

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 21