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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 38 (4)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 38
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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 38

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"waterfall" stage draperies from Grosh Sons Scenic Studios, Hollywood.

This plaster also is used to provide l a coved lighting effect on a two-level i ceiling, a ceiling so designed, lightwise, that there will be a total of 24 different color combinations available. The lighting will be used to create moods and atmosphere inside the theatre auditorium which will be in keeping with the attraction on the screen. Lighting throughout the theatre is indirect and all of it is designed to give the utmost in beauty, luxury and comfort to the patrons. 1


The "waterfalP' stage drapery, mentioned earlier, is one of the most out- . standing decorative features of the t r Centre. The curtain directly in front of the screen is of the conventional tvne l but the front curtain is an artistic triumph. This curtain will drop Completely to the auditorium door, covering entirely the front of the stage. The 1 interior design has this same curtain material extending 40 feet beyond the

THE CONCESSION BAR (above) is 30 feet long and constructed of glass and aluminum etched into Stage on both Sides behind the Edd and handsome designs. The men's smoking and restrooms (below) have also been given special treatment. . . . Scenic outdoor wallpaper motif, and comfortable furnishings are the highlights of this area. Silver ornamentatlon. Thus, patrons Wlll i

be treated to almost 150 feet (the stage i being 62 feet , wide) of continuous ' drapery in front of the auditorium. The cost of the draperies was almost $12000.

The Centre is completely equipped with an Ampex stereophonic sound svstem and was planned so as to be able . to utilize other multi-sound-track con- o trols. In fact, the Centre was probably one of the First theatres in the world in which the stereophonic sound system was worked into the architectural design of the building- itself.

Walls of the auditorium are sprayed with asbestos fibre to insure perfectly engineered sound and acoustical control. The front-of-the-house portion of the theatre is equipped with a high fidelity music system. Music and sound can be "piped" to the lobby, lower lounge, concession counter and to the boxofiice and outside the theatre. The System is completely dexible so that music can be playing in one portion of the lobby and special sound going to another.

And speaking of concession bar, the IN THIS View of the Centre's downstairs lounge it can readily be seen that the decorative plan while Centre has one that will evoke a sparkle ultra-modern did not go to extremes and concentrated on making areas pleasant and useful. in any theatre managerys eye. Measuring, some 30 feet in length and constructed of glass and aluminum, etched into handsome designs, this counter. from Sinicroupe & Sons, Los Angeles, provides the showiest confection showcase in the region.

The screen in the Centre is 28 feet high and 60 feet in width, making it one of the largest CinemaScope Screens in the country. It is a curved screen, one of the Miracle Mirror type, built on a radius of 140 feet. Cost of the screen. without the metal frame, was $3,500. The screen is equipped with movable masking which will make possible the playing of any size or ratio picture.

Projection Booth

Coming into the booth you get the feeling that here is u projectionistis dream come true. The booth is about 40 feet wide and built for any type of operation, with space being provided for four projection machines. It is equipped

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