The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on November 15, 1937 · 22
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The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · 22

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PAGE 22 THE EVENING CITIZEN, OTTAWA, ONT. I. J 1 1 WJ I T. Ml .111 J V.I 1 M!fa Elgin at lisgar THEATRE Official Opening Tuesday Night at 7 O'clock Doors Open 6.30 p.m. Thereafter Continuous Daily From 1 p.m. ADMISSION PRICES Daily-l-6p.m. Children (up to 12) 10c Students (up to 16) 15c Adults .... 25c Evenings After 6 p.m. Children (up to 12) 15c Adults 35c THE SHOW PLACE OF OF OTTAWA SMOKING LOGES 10c Extra AT ANY TIME Opens Tuesday Night At 7 O'clock With these Distinctive Innovations for the Pleasure and Comfort of its Patrons A complete fire-proofed building from foundation to roof designed for comfort and perfection in sight and sound. The latest in Sound Reproduction with the new Mirrophonic System. The last word in Picture Reproduction on the screen. Brilliant yet restfuL with Motiograph Proiectors. The most modern and complete air-conditioning plant insuring constant fresh air and healthful ventilation at all times. The indirect, lighting as designed throughout the theater creates a restful atmosphere of complete relaxation. SMOKE if you wish in the loge section, where our huge exhaust fan system automatically removes all traces of smoke. Especially designed ash-trays are provided on the backs of the seats for your convenience. Deluxe cushioned seats designed especially for this theater upholstered for comfort and enjoyment. A luxuriously appointed smoking lounge in which afternoon tea will be served to the ladies every afternoon free of charge. We shall be glad to be your hosts. Our theater will be the Home of the new United Artists Productions and all features will have their first showing in Ottawa at the Elgin. Checking room facilities for your convenience. Commodious private parking space for automobiles for our patrons. A perfectly trained staff of attendants, all local recruits in our service, anxious to please their fellow citizens. These, with the artistry of the decorative scheme, and the luxury of the furnishings, and carpets, all made to our own designs, enable us to say WE HAVE SPARED NEITHER THOUGHT NOR EXPENSE TO MAKE THIS THEATER TRULY HOWARD Air-Conditioning in the ELGIN THEATER OPENING NOV. 16TH The most modern of air-conditioning plants, designed by HOWARD, is installed here for your comfort During the cold winter months, thousands of cubic feet of cleaned warmed air circulates at just the right temperature, never stifling hot, never cold and drafty. In summer thr same beautifully designed air distributors 'which are set on the ceiling deliver literally tons of cooled air which has been passed through the most efficient air filters thermostats maintain ever-constant temperatures at all seasons. A large refrigerating plant, installed in the basement, works 24 hours a day to keep cold the tremendous gallonage of water required for the cooling of the air. Such is the latest development in the ELGIN THEATER Designed and Manufactured ) Howard Air Conditioning and Heating Ltd., Toronto Henderson-Hughe 5 Woodlawn Ave Ottawa Distributors Phone Calling 4887W. 1 CONGRATULATIONS to the Management of the Elgin Theater W. J. CARSON Limited Painters &' Decorators 291 Laurier Ave. W. Queen 498 STOKOL Automatic Coal Stoker for the ELGIN THEATER No Smoke or Ashes Burning Lorn Cost Fuel Maintaining Uniform Temperature All Sizes to Suit Small Homes to Large Apartment Bldgs. Compliments of Patterson-Bourne Construction Company & General Contractors 303 Arlington Ave. S. 657 WE SUPPLY THE ELGIN THEATER With Hend erson Hughes 5 Woodlaton Ave.. Ottawa. Phone Car. 4SS7W DISTRI BUTORS CONTRACTORS Exclusive Dealers BRYSON-GRAHAM LTD. SPARKS STREET OTTAWA Dustproofed Coa INDEPENDENT Coal Company Limited 88 Bank St. Q. 970-971 Elgin Theatre Combines Comfort, Beauty, Safety Without undue ceremony, the beautiful new Elgin theater will be officially opened Tuesday evening at seven o'clock. Mayor Stanley Lewis will speak the few words that will inaugurate this splendid new place of entertainment and introduce the first of the new United Artists' productions to be shown in Ottawa. This new building, which is warmly welcomed to Elgin street, is the only movie house in that part of the city, and will seat 750 people. It is a completely modern, fireproof building, constructed entirely of concrete, brick and steel. Completely air conditioned, warm, humidified air will keep patrons comfortable in winter and refrigerated air in summer will make the Elgin theater the most inviting spot in the city on hot July days. The ventilation, too, is as nearly perfect as it can be made. Smoking will be permitted in the loge at the rear of the theater, and special ash trays are provided with the seats located there. But there will be no annoyance or inconvenience to other patrons of the house, so carefully has the matter of ventilation been provided for. The Elgin epitomises comfort as well as modernity. Every possible want of the picture loving public has been anticipated. Off the spacious foyer, attractive with its modernistic decoration of rose, brown and yellow with circular pillars and large round mirrors, provision has been made for retiring rooms for gentlemen and ladies. The cosmetic room, lovely with soft blue decoration and blue broadloom rug, has a modern, tiled washroom. The lighting arrangements are thoughtfully carried out, bracket lights illumine the mirrored dressing table and the entire effect of the room is pleasing and restful. A smoking lounge has been provided, with cushioned seats around the sunken room which is centered by a lovely fountain. Glass blocks have been used for partitions wherever possible with excellent effect. The main body of the theater has walls covered with fabric, to assure good sound conditions, which are practically perfect. The walls shade from dull rose to dark red, relieved with gold, with ceilings in modern, effect, blue, cream, rose and brown shades skilfully blended. From the front door to the stage, the floors are covered with a deep piled carpet patterned in red, blue, black and gold. The lighting effects are unique and have been cleverly contrived. The indirect method has been used, and the effect is restful and pleasing. Ample exits have been provided, two wide doors are located near the stage, which open onto Lisgar street. Another at the end of the aisle between the theater and the loge leads to Elgin street. The Elgin Theater introduces several features that are new in Ottawa Ladies will be the guests of the house when afternoon tea is served each day. Check rooms have been laid out adjacent to the foyer, and there is ample private parking space for automobiles. Mr. J. J. Paul, well and favorably known in Ottawa, where he has made his home for the past ten years, will be the house manager, and will have a capable, well trained staff assisting him. Mr. Paul is a member of the Kiwanis Club. He has had many years' experience in theater management, and has recently returned from an extensive trip when he visited prominent show houses in large American and Canadian cities. The Elgin Theater reflects great credit upon its architects, Messrs. Kaplan and Sprachman of Toronto, who have designed many successful picture houses throughout the country. Mr. W, C. Beattie of Ottawa was associated with them in the erection of the Ottawa house, which has been truly named "The Show Place of Ottawa." All the Rough and Dressed Lumber General and Factory Work for the Elgin Theater Was Supplied by James Davidson's Sons Wellington street Sher. 214 ACOUSTICAL TREATMENT IN THE ELGIN THEATER SUPPLIED BY Johns Manville Co. Toronto, Ontario Bnnton-Peterboro Carpet Company manufactured the carpets for the ELGIN THEATRE Patrons will undoubtedly appreciate the luxurious tread which the deep pile affords, admire the decidedly different styling of the pattern and colorings and congratulate the Management on the selection of BRINTON "SAROUK" CARPETS We wish for the Elgin Theatre that abundant success whichsuch a splendid enterprise deserves. Bnnton-Peterboro Carpet Company PETERBOROUGH, ONT. The Plastering in the Elgin Theater by J. Berfhelette 30 Olmstead Street R 1854.J. The Best Built Theatres All Use Hayley's CINDER BLOCKS There's a Reason Consult L's About. Any Building. Law or Small. Harry Hayley Hurdman's Bridge R 980-961 Economy Drug Co. Limited Soda Fountain and Light Lunches Adjoining Elgin Theater Best Wishes and Congratulations to Mr J J Paul on the Opening of the ELGIN THEATER. Patron may enjoy the utmost In eourtesv and consideration at. the Economy Drug 8tore 220 Elfin St. Q. 171 Drop in at our Soda Fountain After the Theater. Congratulations to The Management of the dgin Theater From Elgin Grocery and Meat Markets 224 Elgin St. Q 358. Dial MW J 4

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