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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 200 (164)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 200
Page 200

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 200

Automatic Door Openers

The Use of an Automatic Door Operator in a Theatre Can Result in an Increase in Patronage, Profits and Safety

BRIEF: As science and industry coutinues to make living simpler and easier for the average person . . . it becomes more and more important that the motion picture operator keep up with the latest innovations that mean greater patron comfort . . . for to ignore them is an invitation to disaster . . . One 0/ the items which seems to be on its way to gaining full public acceptance in public buildings . . . such as theatres . . . is the automatic door operator.

In this article . . . the author attempts to give the reader a better understanding of how these mechanisms operate . . . There is an analysis of the digerent types of automatic operators . . . how they may be modified to fit in with local building codes . . . etc. . . . There is also a section devoted to the component parts of these systems . . . as well as a discussion on the installation procedures involved . . . This article should prove to be of great interest and value to the reader who is looking for a safety feature that will help people into his theatre.

Modern, progressive theatre operators are inviting increased patronage and


llor-O-Malic Division. Republic Industries, Inc.

profits with automatically operated exterior entrance and vestibule doors equipped with the Dor-O-Matic Invisible Dor-Man, Doors so equipped are friendly doors that graciously invite patrons in -and assist them out-speedily and without confusion, regardless of traffic volume.

Completely Invisible

Completely invisible, the Dor-Man can be applied to all pivot hung existing doors with a minimum of alteration to the entrance and is economically adaptable to new or remodeled construction. It can be installed in an entrance way in a matter of a few hours. The Invisible Dor-Man then becomes a constant reminder to your patrons of your complete interest in their comfort, your desire to please them. As they approach the entrance to your theatre they are invited to enter, to be entertained by

AUTOMATIC door opening mechanisms can do much to help increase patron safety. and is also something that will lavorably impress customers.

your feature by the completely automatic operating doors, and as they depart you furnish a double feature for as they approach the exit the InviSible Dor-Man safely speeds them on their way through the doors without confusion, without congestion.

What is this device that assures the public of your progressiveness, your modern approach to the elimination of crowd confusion at your entrance, the speedy but safe flow of traffic in and out of your theatre? The Dor-O-Matic Invisible Dor-Man apparatus consists of a door control mechanism which is concealed in the floor beneath each door and a compact hydraulic power unit, which can be placed anywhere out of sight*as far as 50 feet away from the door control if necessary-and plugged into a standard 110 volt electric circuit.

Simple In Operation

The device is simple in its operation. The instant someone steps on the vinyl carpet which is laid through the doorway or in the alternate model, touches the push bar or handle of the door, the Invisible Dor-Man goes into action, opens the door quickly, quietly, automatically. The door stays open until

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 200