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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 194 (158)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 194
Page 194

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 194

lamps provide light on vertical surfaces. Lighted walls contribute to a pleasant. cheerful environment and add to the impression. of spaciousness of the area. Reflector lamps in small, decorative wall brackets are another method of lighting vertical surfaces; a 75-watt R-30 lamp to provide the downlight component and a 150-watt R-40 or a redector color lamp aimed up, possibly at a small mobile or similar ornament, will increase interest. While paintings are usually lighted uniformly, PAR-46 spotlamps can supplement their general

lighting and add interest by emphasizing specific areas. Posters and other displays can be lighted in the same way. Modelling sculpture or other decorative elements with reflector color lamps while at the same time accenting them with the beam of light from a PAR-46 or PAR-56 spotlamp adds a dramatic lnotif to an area.

WITH THE amount of revenue that is brought in by the concession stand. it is important that it be lighted in a pleasing and proper manner.

SKETCH shows how downlight may be euectively used to light circulation areas of the theatre.

Attract Patrons

The snack bar is another important focal point. Supplementary lighting on feature displays will attract patrons' attention. High levels of illumination will help increase the size of the sale. While much of the lighting may be fluorescent, incandescent sources such as PAR and R lamps are needed to make merchandise sparkle and to provide emphasis. Reflector and projector lamps concealed in the front part of the canopy will direct light downward onto the merchandise on top of the counter. The PAR-38 and PAR-46 side prong lamps are particularly useful here because they require little depth for recessing. PAR-38 spotlamps in adjustable housings, mounted farther back in the canopy, can be aimed at the back bar displays. If the snack bar has no canopy, the same lighting results can be achieved by mounting PAR-56 spot or hoodlamps on the ceiling.

Color can be used to advantage. The combination of a yellow and white redector lamp inside the popcorn cabinet, for example, will bring out the rich, golden hues of the popcorn. They will also help keep the corn warm. Good, planned lighting will help your staff serve your patrons more efficiently.


When the patron leaves the snack bar a path of light can lead him to the auditorium and to the usher, or the sign, that is directing traffic. Individually controlled, louvered PAR spotlamps at the head of each aisle have been used successfully to facilitate seating.

Redectorized lamps have uses in the auditorium, too. A different type of downlight has been very effective in many recent installations, PAR spotlamps are recessed in the ceiling. Rather
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 194