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THE DAILV MISSOUK1AX, SIMMY 3IORXIX(J,AUGrST27,191C
TIIK TJIEATEK ITSELF
After the finishing of the excava
tion, O. IS. Wilson took charge of the
building of the theater. On Decem
ber 20, 1915, the basement floor was
laid, and Mr. Wilson has been "on
the job" eer since. The basement Is
two and a half feet deep, and has a
concrete floor. There is an entrance
from the decline, on Cherry street
and a chute through which the trunks
are taken from the sidewalk.
There are six dressing rooms, each
about 10 by 12 feet, with running wa
ter and an abundant number of lights
in each one. These are in the base
ment, and as nearly fire-proof as can
lie made. The rooms are arranged
in two rows, with a hall between; the
women having one side and the men
Through the entrance down the
.slope, the orchestra and the perform
ers will make their entrance, and it
is hcie that the boys will line up to
get a look at the "dancing beauties."
The fact that all the work will be
done in the basement, and not behind
the stage will insure the o,uiet that
is aln-iiy.i lacking in the smaller the
aters. Hall Theater Singe Is
One in' llest In Slate
The stage is one of the largest and
best equipped in the state. The floor
is solid, with traps, and the entrances
are large and commodious. It is 30
by "S feet, and fiom the floor to the
flies, the distance is 46 feet. The
scenery is stored in the rear, and the
loft is large enough to piovide for
any extensive setting.
Paul Hourigan, for jears stage-
The picture curtain was a large built under the sidewalk. The doors each side of the house, but for the
item of cost and it has been well opening on the side will be usen only heating and cooling system to work
stretched, so the picture, if not good, in case of an emergency. properly, these will be closed
will not be the fault of the curtain. I At'a cost of $14.50 each, every door Two new Simplex motion picture
Mr. Woods made a special trip for i has been provided with a panic lock, machines have been installed, and di
the purchase of this curtain, and it is These lock automatically, and will ' rCct current will be used. The "cage'
his belief that he has one of the best i open when pushed upon. In case of IS fire-pioof and isolated. Two opera-
that was ever produced. ia crowd or panic, there is no danger tors will be used.
The orchestra pit is entered from; that they will not open, as the pres-j The theater will gie employment
the basement, and is large enough for j sure of the crowd will work the com- (() cjRhtecn men. There will be two
a twenty-piece orchestra. The pit is bination. ' ticket sellers, when reserved seats
one foot deep and is concrete. j These locks have been approved by' re so,,,( onc Uoor man four ushers
There are a row of lights installed all insurance men and fire experts. tW() 0,,cratrs, six musicians, and
that promises every man all the light I and it is much to the credit of the J tilrco stage men. The majority of
that is needed in the orchestra, ana management to provide mis sateiy
these aie shaded with the latest or
chestra rack shade. The accoustics
of the building will be a big factor in
the production of the music, but the
orchestra will hae a modern and
loomy "pit" in which to work.
The theater will open with a six
piece orchestra, which has been re
hearsing for one week under Prof.
I these will be from the Star, and will
for the public. This is one of the ,liive 1C CXI)erieIlce Ilcode(i aml ,he
first things considered in respect to thcrs wj be ,oca, persons
a tiieater, ior an sumcient nuniDer
of exits are required by the authori
ties to handle the crowds, in case of
i panic or fire.
The balcony exits are straight from
the balcony to the street, and the en
trance is made through the main en-
The interior decorations will not
be made until later. This is because
of the fact that the walls, made of
cement plastering are treated with a
chemical. While this chemical it still
present, the dye in the paint and deco
rations will not take hold properly.
When this is thoroughly dry, and
lie capable of sunnortinir nn r .
lilt "Clftiil iu nn; square loot.
In the new Hall Theater this lu
been increased to 90 pounds in u
down stairs, and 125 in the balcon.
the cnemicai nas tnsaiipeuieu, mi.- MfKi mi.- uiaiuibcmuu iuuiu nave saved
can be applied. nice sum of money, and fully compile
Another reason, and a greater one, uii - '" "ul ' "ave taken tin,
is the fact that dye is scarce. On c-m preuam.ui. . a great outlay Vl
money 10 uisuiu me saiety of the in.
trons. There is no other buildin? t,
in this country, as yet. has had . the state, and few in the United Stat
ute nerc to start a plant. It would! that have this high percentage of
take three millions of dollars to build i carrying weight in the floors, accord-
a plant, and the chance would be ta- K IO ontracior j-eity.
ken of the war coming to an end, and
Send all your local and society nei,
xo me .ii?3iiriun telephone .V"i
account of the present war, foreign
factories have closed down, and no
the plant put out of business by for
The state law of Missouri provides
that all theater floors and balconies
Put a want ad in the Missourian.
.lack Whitney, who will have charge trance, and up a flight of stairs at
of the music. A music-cabinet is one ' either side of the theater,
of the modern installments, and the r, rM. inside Window
entire library will be at the command
of the director at any time. The "pit"
is considered very shallow, but on
For (.'eneral Ticket Sale.
The box-office is at the right of
: the entrance, and the inside window
account of the high stage, a deeper be USC(, fof thc .cilera, tlckct
one is not necessary, and an orchestra sa,( whcn there an rcservation3 ,
can work to better advantage. i, ., , ., . ,, . . , ..
I be made, it is the present intention
Miishr.Mims Are a Part t hC the outside window for this
of the Heating System purpose. Entrance is made through
There will be many persons who the first door off the office, and pa-
We Installed the
trons are turned either to the right
or the left for the balcony. The of
fice of the management is at the left
of the main entrance.
Of the equipment, the most worthy
of mention is the Studefer heating
will wonder what the little caps are
under the seats. These are called
"mushrooms," and are entrances to
allow air to come into the theater.
Thej are a part of the new heating
ami cooling s.vstem, and are placed
over the entire building. plant, installed at a cost of 6.500.
The slope of the downstairs floor is This plant heats the house and cools
enough to enable the rear of the stage it as desired. Air is taken in from
manager at the Star Theater will have ' '" bo st'e" from tne back of lne nouse-' the outside by a chute. In the winter,
charge of the stage at the new the- best features in the mark-'the air passes oxer a set of coils
ater. Hourigan is know
comodatioiis to even-
that ever came to this citv. He islralid a",, accurate. As
one stage man that everyone likes.' tencu '" tnc scats' tne-v win not i which heats it to a temperature of
and even the "stage-door" Johnnies" ' ,IC carrici1 awa" by "souvenir hunt-1 ISO degrees. This air is cooled in a
have nothing against him. He has ors" ' IarK vat aml ,llen forced into the
moved his "office" to the new build-1 The floor of the downstairs section holes, or mushrooms in the floor at a
ing. and is piepared to "nut on" the Is of to"cl"elc. a'l there are three ' temperature of 75 to 78 degrees.
and TIN WORK
of the New Hall Theatre.
t the new the- leuiurrs m me marK-; me air passes oxer a set or coils
iwn for his ac-! i,1K of sea,s is a metal figure on each , which heats it to a temperature of 80
vaudeville act rmv tllat wi" mako tho ushering more , degrees. Then this air is washed.
these are ; and passed over another set of coils.
opening show. The scenery
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is nlli "" " laigu iiiiiuue section, nieiu arc oou
handled by him. as he knows what he. " l sloc secuos- the center ; distributed over the theater. They are
wants to do with it and what rarP aihIcs are vcr" Iarge, and the side i placed out of the way under the
it. and what care
should be taken of the scenery.
.Hade a Special Trip
To i.vt the Picture Screen
The scenery was obtained at a cost
of $2,500. and was painted especially
for this theatre. The curtain is one
of the best that could be had, and
the dispalys were painted by an ex
pert in this line
The scenery has all arrived, but it
is the intention of the management
to add to this amount from time to
time, and keep everj thing in good
shape. The "drops" are artistic, and
of the latest style. and it will bean up-to-date
stage and setting that the aud
ience will see when the curtain goes
up for the opening night.
aisles are large enough to accommo-! seats.
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pacity of the downstairs is 785.
The balcony has a seating capacity
of 430, exclusive of the boxes. There
are 7 boxes and these will seat 72
persons. The boxes are in the front
part of thc balcony, and the incline
of the floor enables everyone to see
from the back.
Thii Exits in Halcmij,
It Tim nt TliiHiiiii
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The air rises to the top of the the
ater, and here there are four large
exits through w-llinll tho flir io nullml
by a large fan, and forced to the out
side. In warm weather the same process
is used, except that the air is cooled
by frosted pipes, washed, and sent
Installing high class Schill furnaces, slate
and tile roofing and tin work is our specialty.
Investigate these perfect furnaces if you
are contemplating putting in a furnace this
Mile in the Auditorium. ( into the mushrooms. This is one of
There are nine exits in the theater, i the most extensive and complete sys-
two from the balcony, and seven from I terns eer invented, and has proved
the main auditorium. The entrance) very successful in many of the large
and exit from the stage is made by I theaters.
way of the decline, and all trunks In addition to this system, there arc
are handled through a chute that is ' nine high windows for ventilation on
R. W. WRIGHT
911 Cherry 1
WHEN A BIG COMPANY SEEKS A BIG CONTRACT
IS OF GREATEST SERVICE
THE NEW HALL THEATRE
USED THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS FROM THIS COMPANY
ft All laths for the thousands of
yards of plaster work for in
terior finishing are clear, yellow
pine from the big stock in our
yards on the M. K. &T. track.
Whether it's a big job or a little
ft All cement work in founda
tions and basement is Iola-Port-land
from our stock and
ft All plaster material is Eldora
do Natural Cement Plaster
from our stock.
job, you'll always be glad you selected
The Boone County Lumber Co.
408-10 BROADWAY. PHONE 194
(Yards on our own M. K. & T. sidetracks save you money in hauling and drayage.)