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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 193 (157)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 193
Page 193

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 193

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light from refiector or projector lamps aimed at the boxofiice counter will help the cashier make change. They will also help the customers count their change and therefore speed up transactions at the boxofiice. Care is needed, however, in positioning and aiming these lamps to avoid annoying glare and refiections from polished counter surfaces. A reflector lamp can help keep the cashier warm in the wintertime. A l25-watt or a 250-watt infrared lamp can be mounth in a portable heat-lamp holder under the counter or on the ceiling above.


Helps Direct Tram:

Light can help direct theatre traffic because people tend to go toward the brightest areas, A tlpath of light" from the boxoffice to the entrance will help guide patrons. The ticket taker as the theatres official greeter can be dramatized with redector lamps, In many theatres the insides of the doors at the

SINCE THE boxoffice is a very important area brightness is on important lactor. Beilector lamps may be used to provide additional light.

THIS 300 wall PAR 56 is .voiloble both as a Head lamp (lelt), and as a spot lump (right).

entrance also need additional light. Patrons tend to leave the theatre through the entrance door because this door is open and is brightest. Emphasis placed on the exit doors with ISO-watt reflector spots can help reduce this problem.


One method of providing general illumination for circulation areas of the theatre is with downlights. Shielding these lamps to 45 degrees is desirable to minimize glare. Because of their more accurate control of light, 150-watt PAR lamps provide about twice as much light for this application as 150-watt R-40ls. To obtain uniform illumination on the door, space the units so that the distance between them is not more than two-thirds their mounting height.

For remodelling, downlights help direct attention away from an old ceiling. A light-colored ceiling is also important in reducing contrasts and creating a pleasant atmosphere. When ceilings are in good condition, reconditioning existing cove lighting equipment may be the least expensive solution. For a new effect, spots of color from reliector color lamps can supplement the smooth brightness pattern of a cove lighting installation. Aiming lamps at a grazing angle to the surface will dramatize textured or sculptured ceilings by modelling them in color. If there is space, these lamps can be mounted in existing coves; they can be fitted into urns and torchieres; and many types of wall units are available.

Planting boxes take on added interest with downlights above; or, lamps can be concealed behind them for silhouette effects. From this position redector
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