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1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 38 (4)

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition
1953-54 Theatre Catalog
1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 38
Page 38

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 38

COMBINING iCOMF'VTlT and beauty the lounge at the Beekman, New York, features soft cove lighting, wood paneling of bleached oak and walls paneled with fabric wallpaper, The room is floored in green and the turn shings include sofas. benches. and. chairs in various shades to harmonize with the walls. The 26 by 50 foot lounge is reached by descending steps leading from the foyer entrance.

with black tile border. The fioor colors and design carry through to the adjoining TV lounge, and the two areas are further unified by a continuation of navy blue as wall and ceiling color. In the spacious powder room, walls are dark green, ceiling is off-white, floor covering is Cardinal red.

Stadium Type

An example of the use of color and the ingenious use of asphalt tile as a wall covering is the Plaza, Stamford, Conn.

The Plaza is a stadium-type house with all of its 1,134 seats on one floor. Seats in the forward or orchestra section are on a normal incline, those in the rear or loge section are sharply elevated, and the two sections separated by a crossover. Auditorium walls are terra cotta. The dome-shaped ceiling is finished in terra cotta and green. Walls of the loge section are honey yellow, ceiling above is green acoustic plaster. Loge seats are upholstered in gray striped mohair, orchestra seats in brown Velour.

Main lounge on the lower level is inviting with terra cotta 'alls and honey yellow ceiling. Furnishings and draperies are in light shades of gold, green and tan. Floor covering here is Napoleon Gray Kentile, which extends into the adjoining powder room. In the powder room, the Napoleon Gray Kentile is used attractively as a wall covering aboVe a wainscoting of black and yellow. The smart black, yellow and gray color combination is geared to attract the eye of the feminine patron.


Skillful planning, a clever theme, careful choice of materials and harmonious color coordination can achieve a complete modernization at a small cost. An excellent case in point is the Hobart, Woodside, Long Island. It is of the stadium type, seating (SUI).

Facade is red brick and structural glass boxoffice lead into the foyer. Its green plaster walls and cream-colored ceilings are lighted by both incandescent and fluorescent lighting.

Mahogany doors lead to the inner lobby, where red plaster walls and creamcolored ceiling are underscored with rubber tile floor in crisp colors of Rouge Royal red, St. Amande blue and Pavonazzo cream, in a lively pattern. Patrons are impressed by the soft resilience of the floor, and its gala color creates an air of festivity with a promise of entertainment in the theatre proper.

The ceiling of the rectangular auditorium is cove lighted with fluorescent lights and both ceiling and walls are finished in brown and orange-amber. Stage is draped with fibre glass of a harmonizing orange-amber shade to complement the wall colors.

Walls of Asphalt Tile

A unique feature of the Plaza is the door and wall treatment in the powder room. Marbleized Sumac red asphalt tile is used as a finish for both door and walls, thereby accomplishing several purposes. The small area appears larger because of the unified treatment; the marble-like veining of the asphalt tile simulates the effect of genuine marble, currently in great favor as a high-style decorative

LOUNGE window permits View of the screen.




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1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 38