The Film Daily (1942)

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I Friday, August 14, 1942 EQUIPMENT NEWS • 11 A Section of THE FILM DAILY comprehensively covering the equipment field, published every second Friday, except holidays, by Wid's Films and Film Folks, Inc., 1501 Broadway, New York City. John W. Alicoate, Publisher; Donald M. Mersereau, General Manager; Chester B. Bahn, Editor; George H. Morris, Equipment Editor; West Coast Bureau, 6425 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Cal., ph Wilk, Bureau Chief. -J, Ban Relaxed on Small Evap. Cooling Equipment (Continued from Page 10) merit projects, it is disclosed by J. A. Tanney, company's president. The original WPB General Limitations Order No. L-35 froze all refrigeration and air conditioning equipment as of May 15, last, but it was not applied to evaporative cooling apparatus until the following week. Manufacturers were permitted to sell on preferred orders with a priority of A-9 or better, but this virtually restricted the sale to Government agencies, Tanney points out. An amendment to L-38 on June 18 released equipment in the hands of distributors and dealers, but as apparatus of this nature is very rarely stocked, it did little good to the theaters desiring to make installations. Lifting of L-38 restrictions means that exhibitors can now place orders for the smaller evaporative cooling systems. Providence Metropolitan To Reopen Next Week-end (Continued from Page 10) bookings of stage and screen bills as used last season. Herbert Copellman, who for past four weeks has been handling publicity for Empire and Playhouse, will serve as resident manager of the Met this season. George Cronin, who was transferred from the Empire to the Strand, Portland, Me., last Fall, returned here Monday to resume managership of the Empire for Associated Theaters. Application Goes to WPB Asking Gem's Rebuilding Knoxville — J. J. Zaro, construction manager for Bijou Amusement Co., has announced intention to rebuild the Gem Theater which was destroyed last week by fire. The required application has been filed with WPB with the information that most of the metal and wiring can be salvaged. It will cost probably $20,000 to rebuild the theater. FOREST^ ^PRODUCTS EST MANUFACTURING Alexander Smith Has New Theater Carpet (Continued from Page 10) yarn contains 50 per cent of wool fiber and 50 per cent rayon yarn — a special fiber developed by du Pont for heavy floor coverings, a feature of which is a crimp or wave in the yarn. The combination of wool fiber and special rayon fiber used in "Duration" carpet is the result of research and laboratory experiments carried on by Alexander Smith during the past four years. The experimental work was not merely laboratory and mill studies but extended into marketing tests and installations where actual service conditions and the results of severe traffic and wear were studied. Realty Deals Involve Four N. Y. Area Houses (Continued from Page 10) upon how soon improvements are completed, although it is planned tentatively to launch the stand on or about Sept. 15. Brokers in the transaction were Albert Strauss and Edward I. Brown, local theater realty specialists. Three Rockaway Beach theaters aggregating $100,000 in assessed valuation have been purchased by the Perial Amusement Corp., headed by Irving Remer, of Brooklyn, subject to mortgages totaling $85,126, according to the City Title Insurance Co., which insured the titles. Properties include the Edgemere, Rivoli and New Theaters. RCA Sound System Placed In Remodeled DeSoto (Continued from Page 10) draperies in two shades of blue have been added, and the considerable use of glass brick gives the facade a modernistic appearance. James Henderson, formerly manager of the American Theater at Camp Blanding. is manager and one of the owners of the DeSoto. E. D. Chessman, owner of theaters in Macclenny, Baldwin and Callahan, is the other partner. Dowling Victory's Manager Holyoke, Mass. — Edward M. Dowling' has been named manager of the Victory Theater here, which reooened on Wednesday after extensive repairs and alterations following an early winter fire that gutter! the interior of the theater. Dowlinf formerlv managed the Canitol in Pittsfield also owned by the Western Massachusetts Theaters, Inc. Carnahan Effects Improvements Cincinnati — Midwest Th°«+or Sudplv Co. is installing new RCA sound eaui^ment. new Sunrex lamps and rectifiers in T. J. Carnahan's Manchester Theater, Manchester, Ky. Three Houses Get 3 1/2 Tons of Scrap Harrisburg, Pa. — Three downtown Harrisburg theaters — Senate, State, and Loew's — collected more than three and one-half tons of scrap iron during "scrap iron matinees" to which the admission for children was five pounds of discarded scrap iron; for adults, ten pounds. City firemen assisted cashiers in taking the iron. Neighborhood houses are expected to aid in the scrap drive soon. G-E Is Now Marketing Its New Lamp Starter (Continued from Page 10) several advantages over the automatic starter. In automatic starters, a flow of current is required to keep the dead lamp from flickering. With the "Master No Blink," no current flows through the ballast after the dead lamp has been locked out. This current cut-off feature prolongs the life of the ballast. It also eliminates the "cooling" period which is required for replacement of lamps using automatic starters, officials state. Fort Wayne's Drive-In Locks Down for Duration (Continued from Page 10) closed the Drive-In Theater there and sold the equipment back to RCA for a higher amount than the original purchase price. The Drive-In will remain inactive for the duration of the war because the uncertainty of automobile attendance and shortages make the closing advisable. Welch has devised a combination booth for the outdoor theater which can also be used for the indoor stand and has completed plans available for the unique equipment. Is Flash Flood Victim Ashley, Pa.— The Ashley Theater suffered considerable damage during recent heavy rain when water swept down the banks of nearby railroad and damaged the walks and flooded the lower section of the theater Owner Leo Barrett had to close off several rows of seats during repairs. Rand Operating Again Greenfield, O.— The Rand Theater here has reopened after being closed briefly, as the result of a fire which broke out when a reel of film in a projection machine caught fire and exploded, damaging the booth, equipment and a part of the interior of the movie house. Black Managing Vox Greensboro, Pa. — Management of the Fox Theater here has been taken over by F. H. Black, the owner, where extensive alterations and renovations are under way. Ventilation Stressed On WB Sound Stages (Continued from Page 10) "Watch On The Rhine" under estimated average sound stage atmospheric conditions. Duplicate tests for comparison were made on Stage 3 under less comfortable working conditions caused by the large number of arcs used in filming "The Desert Song" in Technicolor. Tests are continuing in order that the analysis can be based on average computations. Other studios are manifesting keen interest in this sound stage ventilation move. RCA's plants are now on a war production footing. RCA's Theatre Service Organization is contributing to the all out war effort by helping theatres "Keep 'Em Running" in the projection rooms, so that both civilians and members of the armed forces can get the recreation they need in these trying times. Only RCA Theatre Service Offers You All These Advantages! • Frequent, scheduled check-ups • Prompt emergency service • Sound and projection parts • RCA Magicote Lens Service • Laboratory, engineering and manufacturing coordination • Projection engineering service • Acoustic engineering service • Emergency portable sound system • Emergency parts stocks THEATRE SERVICE PHOTOPHONE DIVISION _