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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 301 (265)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 301
Page 301

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 301

in preference to silver. Under normal circumstances, white screens are not as effective as silver with wide-screen systems.

Raytone is equipped to provide both silver and white screens in all sizes for all systems of projection.


At the present time the Radio Corporation of America is offering exhibitors two 100 per cent plastic motion picture screens, the RCA Dyna-Lite and the RCA Snowhite.

The Dyna-Lite is new all-purpose silver screen which is capable of giving satisfactory results for the projection of 2-D, 3-D, or wide screen film productions. As a result of an electronic welding process the seams in the Dyna-Lite screen are invisible to the audience (luring' the projection period. This also tends to reduce or eliminate the reflections and distortions which might otherwise be found around the seam areas.

The material used in this screen is rugged and will resist puncturing. Because of the electronic welding of the seams, which have considerable strength and durability, it is possible to stretch the screen to the point where it will present a smooth surface.

Since the aluminum-pigmcnted surface is applied after fabrication, it is of uniform quality from end to end, thus assuring a clear sharp image at the center and edges of the screen.


THE PALACE, Akron, 0.. has the Williams allpurpose silver screen. Seams are invisible.

The sound transmission characteristics of the Dyna-Lite screen meet the requirements necessary for either standard or stereophonic sound. At the present time RCA reports that the Dyna-Lite can be made in sizes up to 30 by 65 feet.


The Stewart-Trans-Lux Corporation is manufacturing the Luxuria seamless allpurpose screen. One of the outstanding

features of this screen is that it may be! made in one piece up to a length of

feet, and is completely perforated for use with any of the existing sound systems.

According to the manufacturer it is often possible for a theatre to drop its amperage after the installation of a Luxuria screen, and still achieve more brilliance. A smooth even distribution of light with no fall off or fuzziness on the sides is assured.

The Luxuria is custom-tailored, and may be purchased in three different viewing angles, in order to accommodate a variety of auditorium conditions. These viewing angles are medium, wide, and extra wide.

Since this screen is completely washable the maintenance problem is of little consequence.

The Luxuria screen is distributed by the Trans-Lux Corporation.



The Bodde screen, which is made by the Bodde Screen Company, is cast in one piece and seamless up to a size of 35 by 90 feet, It is said to be free of streaks, "clouds," and perforation blemishes. The basic screen material is double weight in thickness for greater strength, and has been approved by the U. S. Air Force for fungus resistancy, according to the company. The Bodde screen is washable with any soluble soap solution, or can be cleaned by just flushing with clear water.

With respect to sound qualifications the Bodde Seamless, the Motion Piciire Research Council reports a onehalf DB loss, which is said to be less than any other screen reported as yet. This is due mainly to the fact that the screen is manufactured from ethyl cellulose instead of the usual spongy vinyl type material.

The Bodde is certified as dame-resistant by the State of California.

The only cloth in the screen is the molded binding on the edges. The highly reflective aluminum surface retains its stability because the aluminum is incorporated in the basic sheet itself,

This screen is available in three refiecting factors. Type A, for a narrow theatre, has a 4:1 gain factor; Type B, for a medium width theatre, has a 3:1 gain factor; and Type C, for a wide theatre or a steep balcony, has a 2%:1 gain factor.
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 301