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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 67 (33)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 67
Page 67

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 67

anticipated that the use of this wall covering will greatly reduce the maintenance of wall areas required, due to public abuse and accidental damage, which usually occurs on painted areas.

The Ladies' and Gentlemenis washrooms, equipped with the most up-todate fittings, are located at oppOSite sides of the lobby, yet convenient to the auditorium doors. They are also provided with linoleum tile floors and Fabron wall covering in an interesting titextured" design.

Opening off the lobby are the Party Room and Cry Room. The former is furnished with comfortable easy chairs, carpeted floor and attractively patterned wall covering, and is available to persons who may Wish to attend the theatre in a group. It is expected that local business men, particularly, may take advantage of the facility. The Cry Room, similarin furnished, but with a linoleum floor covering, is provided for the convenience of parents attending with small children. Both rooms are divided from the main auditorium by soundproof plate glass windows, and equipped with loud speakers. A glass showcase, lighted top and bottom, for coming attractions is housed on the wall between the Party Room and lobby, and is accessible from the Party Room.


The main auditorium feature is the concrete parabolic floor. This floor is designed in a ubowl shape,, to ensure perfect viewing of the screen from any seat in the house. The concrete was poured in two layers, the top coat one


THE COLOR scheme of the auditorium (above) is dark brown. yellow and white. The Party Room and Cry Room (below) are extra services given.

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and a half inches thick, containing an integral green coloring agent which presents an attractive appearance, at all times.

Seating layout is in three sectionsthe main center section consisting of 22 rows of 14 seats each, the two side sections of 20 rows of four seats each. The aisles between the sections have been carpeted with a specially woven English carpet 36 inches wide, laid over one-quarter inch Sponge rubber underlay, and recessed in a well formed in the concrete to the exact depth of the carpet. This type of installation eliminates the possibility of patrons tripping over the edge of the carpet and protects the carpet from damage to the edge. It also has a tendency to simplify the cleaning of the auditorium door.

One of the most interesting and practical treatments in the auditorium is on the wainscoting. This wall area which is usually subjected to a great deal of abuse, has been covered with a vinyl plastic coated sailcloth, known as (tPermon" which presents the appearance of mahogany pannelling. It is cemented with a special mildew-proof adhesive to plywood sheathing and topped by a decorative molding. It is felt that the extra cost of this material, which is also tire-resistant, will be more than met by the saving in the continuous maintenance usually required for this area. The side walls of the rough textured acoustic plaster, painted. Extending the full length of the auditorium, from front to back, is a sofiit panelled in striated plywood, patterned in a large alternative square arrangement, and concealing the duct work of the air conditioning system.

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 67