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1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 236 (200)

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition
1953-54 Theatre Catalog
1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 236
Page 236

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 236

SCHEMATIC OF SIDE SIGHT LINES is shown here. Moving the screen forward saves seat loss.


For best presentation of 3-D pictures, the unfiltered incident light should be at least 20-foot candies and preferably 25-foot candles. These readings are taken

at the center of the screen, without film, with the projector running, and without

CHART FOR 1.86:1 ASPECT RATIO showing picture height and width, projection throw and lens.

the polarizing filter in the projector beam. This assumes an adequate lamp capacity. With a metallic screen, the incident light for 2-D showings need not be quite as high as formerly specified by the SMPTE recommendations, because of the light gain by the metallic screen material. In some cases, it may be necessary to drop the lamp current or screen down the light output for 2-D showings.


The following information is an attempt to summarize the main points

recommended by Paramount to be used in deciding the size of large screen best suited to the individual theatre.

Size of Pici'ure

1. If height is not the limiting factor: Then make the width as large as practical, with the height at least threefifths of this width. If this general rule is followed, the theatre will be equipped with the largest practical screen area. The width should always be increased and the height should never be reduced, even if width limitations prevent obtaining a full change from the old 1:33-to1:00 to the new 1:66Ato-1200.

2. If height is the limiting factor: When height is restricted by vertical sight line limitation or ceiling height, then make the screen height as great as possible, with the screen width at least 1:66 times this height.

Over-All Screen Size

The over-all sheet size including the binding and grommets, will be about two feet larger than the picture size in both dimensions.

Screen Material

The screen material preferably should have a good metallic type surface with distribution characteristics adequate to cover the side and high balcony seats. It should also retain good polarization at maximum Viewing angles. If a metallic

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