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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 81 (47)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 81
Page 81

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 81

THE MAIN winding spiral stairway (lett) leading to the foyer at the balcony has an artistic statue of "Rita and Swan," and a water fountain with an

cannot inflict serious injury as is liable to occur with ordinary plate glass.

Air Conditioning

The house is completely air-conditioned under automatic control. Overhead, above the projection booth, the nozzles supply fresh air into the auditorium and the animostats under the balcony ceiling are supplementary supplies for the rear seats. Recirculated air returns through large grilles on the rear wall of the auditorium.

A 150 ton Chrysler Airtemp unit furnishes the air conditioning. It is designed to maintain an inside temeprature of 78 degrees and 55 per cent relative humidity in the hottest weather. For the winter, warm air heating is provided and the temperature is kept at 70 degrees. The ventilation is taken care


of by a blower delivering 37,152 cubic feet of air per minute, which works out to seven air changes per hour.

The Airtemp compressor is of a radial design, similar to an airplane engine. It is balanced dynamically as well as statically, and it has practically no vibration. It has an automatic unloading arrangement which enables the compressor to start unloaded. It also has an automatic high pressure cut-out, and low pressure cut-out.

There is an automatic capacity regulator which keeps the unit constantly balanced to varying load requirements. This feature saves current and makes it operate at peak efficiency at all loads.

THE MARQUEE ot the Hoover is simple. and it tends to place emphasis on the massive letters that are used to spell out the name of theatre.

art mosaic panel background. The plaster panel facing the main entrance (right) is decorated with sculpture and helps to direct the patrons.

The air ducts of the theatre are not only insulated on the outside, but also insulated with acoustical units on the inside.


In summing up, it can be safely said that this theatre is a showmanis dream come true. All the knowledge and experience that could be called within the architects field, all the accommodations from the science of motion pictures, and all the comfort of the patrons have been assembled in this design to endow Hong Kong and its screen followers with the utmost picture entertainment, housed in a place that can easily be ranked as one of the leading new theatres in the Orient.
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 81