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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 302 (266)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 302
Page 302

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 302

The Bodde screen is shipped in kilndried wooden boxes on three inch seamless aluminum poles, with cotton soft liners between screen surfaces for surface protection in shipping and storage.


The Magniglow-Astrolite screen is considered to be the only optically engineered screen by the developer and producer of the material, the Glowmeter Corporation. It is a laminated sandwich of cloth, silver and plastic, and is guaranteed to meet standard requirements as regards fireproof and fungusproof qualities.

This all-purpose screen has invisible seams, and because of its lenticular pattern, it delivers uniform brilliance over any specified field of vision. It is said to give very satisfactory results as regards color fidelity, and can be used to project standard 2-D, 3-D, or wide screen films.

The seams are put on with a new Glowmeter developed hypertronic weld which is said to make the seams almost invisible to the eye, and canlt be seen at All during the projection.

Z 0 erythe Canadian territory the -Astrolite screen is distrib

THE VOCAIJTE Iii-Lite screen in the Radio City Music Hall. New York City.

uted by the Radiant Manufacturing Corporation.

For additional information about this screen see the article, "Astrolite Reflection Theory," in this issue of THEATRE CATALOG.


Another of the all-purpose screens designed to meet the demands made by the various types of screen presentations is the Wonder-Lite silver screen manufactured by Da-Lite Screen Company, Inc. It is claimed that while this screen offers a soft light that reduces or eliminates the possibility of audience eyestrain, it also gives a maximum light return.

As a result of the spacing of the perforations over the entire screen the Wonder-Lite has full sound range fidelity. The material used in its manufacture is extra strong, and is highly resistant to tarnish, flames and mildew.

It is said that this screen holds between 90 and 99 per cent polarization for 3-D pictures, and gives authentic reproduction of color in 3-D, 2-D, and wide screen offerings,


The Vocalite Screen Corporationis entry in the screen derby is the 100 per

cent all vinyl ttplas-tec" screen known as the Hi-Lite, This screen may be had in all sizes and is available in either a perforated or non-perforated form.

The Hi-Lite has been tested as having a light reflection value of 90 per cent, and a whiteness ratio of 94.6 per cent. The material is highly resistant to stains, and is washable, making it easy to maintain. The Hi-Lite is also mildew and flameproof. These features, coupled with the sturdy qualities of the material make it a fine all-purpose screen.

This screen has been installed at the Radio City Music Hall, New York City.


The Williams Screen Company is producing an all-purpose screen that has been acclaimed for its excellent light distribution and clear, even reflective surface. The screens are made entirely of plastic, electronically Welded to produce unobjectionable seams, which makes it possible to produce sizes up to 55 feet.

The silver finish supplies excellent polarization for 3-D, and the increased refiectivity assures sharp, brilliant pictures for all types of projection.

The solid plastic construction makes the screen extremely tough and permanently flexible.

The screen is said to have light reflection value in .XCOII of 90 per cent.

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 302