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

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 4
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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 4

TABLE 0 CONTENTS

Editorial Surveys F'RONTISPIECE ......................................... .. I

EDITORIAL FOREWORD ................................ .. III

AUTHORS AND CONTRIBUTORS . ....................... .. VI

ADVERTISERS .......................................... .. VII

EDITORIAL FEATURE: A SALUTE TO THE MOTION PICTURE ENGINEERS ......... .. IX BOOK ONE:

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Design THE CENTRE: A SYMBOL 0F PROGRESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2

Constructed at a Cost of 81.000.000. Denver's Centre Theatre Represents the Finest in Modern Theatre Design and

Operation

WORLD THEATRE SURVEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 6

Study of New Theatre Construction and General Conditi us Currently Found in Various Countries Throughout the World

THEATRE CONSTRUCTION IN JAPAN. . . .Michiro Tomono 20

A Complete Survey of the Motion Picture Theatre Construc- . lion Activities and General Industry Conditions in PostsWar

Japan

THE CINEMA: A MODEL THEATRE .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 32

Small Canadian Town Can Boast of Its New Theatre Equipped to Show All of the Latest Projection and Sound

Techniques

Construction and Maferiuls

PLYWOOD GOES TO THE THEATRE . . . . ..Robert E. Eskew 36

Review of the Many Uses to Which the Versatile Plywood Material May Be Adapted In Indoor and Outdoor Theatres

PAINT FIRE HAZARDS AWAY... ... .. . . . . . . . . . . . .A. Sophir 41

A Discussion of Some Common Causes of Theatre Fires and How Fire Retardant Paints Can Lessen the Danger

ORIENTAL MOVIE PALACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chien Sing Shou 4-4 A Thorough Description of the Equipment and Design of the Hoove;r Theatre in Hong Kong. One of the Orient's Finest.

Newosl' Theatres

1953-54 REVIEW OF THEATRE CONSTRUCTION . . . . . . . . .. 48

CARIB. Clearwnter. Flu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 49

MONTROSE. Montreal. Quebec. Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 5:!

MAJESTIC. I'Iebron. Nehr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 54

CINE TROPICAL, Acapulco. Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 56

FILM CENTRE. Baltimore. Md. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 59

CARSON. Carson City. Nev. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 60

FITCHBURC. Fitchhurg. Mass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 63

PLAZA. Vernon. Tex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. {)4

STATE. Raleigh. N. (2. .f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. (.6

CIIICACO. Chicago. Ill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. (78

CINDERELI.A. Detroit. Mich. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 70

FOX. Sidney. Nehr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 72

CENTURY. Flushing. L. I.. N. Y. . . . . .. 75



NEW MOON D. I.. Lake Charles. La. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .

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ABC D. I.. Oxon. Md. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 80

SUNDOWN D. I.. Whittier. Calif. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 83

CLACO D. 1.. Liberty. Mo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 84

WADSWORTH D. 1.. Denver. Colo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 87

NORTH ANDREWS D. 1.. Ft. Lauderdale. Fla. . . . . .. 90

MOTOR VU D. 1.. Dallas. Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 92

BROKEN BOW D. 1.. Broken Bow. Nebr. . . . . . . . . . . .. 94

W'ESTBURY D. I.. Westbury. L. I.. N. Y. . . . . . . . . . .. 93

FAMILY DRI-VIN. Tigard. Ore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 100

HILLSIDE D. 1.. Hillside. Md. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. 102

STARLITE D. I.. Lansing. Mich. . . . . . . . . . .. .. 104

REDA D. I.. London. Ky. . . . . . . . . . .. .. 107 CENTENNIAL D. 1., Littleton. Colo. .. 108 DRUID HILL D. I.. Maryville. Tenn. . .. 110 SUNDOW'N D. I.. Mandan. I). . . . . . . . . . . .. . . IIZ Drive-In Theatres PANAMAIS FIRST DRIVE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J. L. Putaturo 114

Step-By Step Study of the Planning and Construction of the First Drive-In Theatre to be Built in Panama

WIDE SCREENS FOR DRIVE-INS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..]ohn Selby 118

An Analysis of the Various Factors to he Considered in Construction of Wide Screen Towers for Drive-Ins

PAINTING THE DRIVE-IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michael E. Spot: 120

The Proper Use of Paints and Color at the Outdoor Theatre Often Results in an Increase in Activity at the Boxomce

HEATING THE DRIVE-IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .E. A. Farr 122 Use of In-Car Heaters for Outdoor Theatres Can Make It

Possible to Extend the Drive-In Season

CHEMICAL FLY SWATTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Drive-Ins That Use Recently Developed Chemicals. and Proper Sanitation Procedures Eliminate Danger of Weeds and Insects

SWIMMING POOLS FOR OUTDOOR THEATRES Wesley Bintz 127

Complete Information on Swimming Pool Construction. and How It Might Apply to the CommunilyuCenler Type of Drive-In Operation

BLACK LIGHT PEST CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 A New Device Which Uses Black Light and an Electric Grid to Eliminate the Problem of Night-Flying Insects at D-I's

CHILDREN ARE YOUR BEST SALESMEN. . . .Claude Ahrens 136

The Proper Equipment and Operation of a Playground is a Positive Method of Attracting the Kids and Their Parents to Your Drive-In

OUTDOOR SCREEN ADVERTISING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

An Attempt to Better Acquaint the Drive-In Operator with the Subject of Theatre Screen Advertising Films

BOOK TWO:

EQUIPMENT

Fronf and Lobby

LIGHTING INDOOR AND OUTDOOR THEATRES George T. Howard 154

Through Study of Various Types of Reflector and Projector Floodlighting Lamps. and How They May Be Used in a Theatre

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