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The Kingston Whig-Standard from Kingston, Ontario, Canada • 16

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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THE KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD Thursday December 11 1941 Page 16 DEPOSITS UP AND IT RECORD FOR HOPS Range Sensation New Sound System Aids Patrons Deanna Dnrbin Co-starred With Laughton In New Picture Coining to Odeon Shortly LONDON Dec (CP) -British post-office savings binV depositors have increased from 13000000 to 14500000 and deposits to £780000000 up 25 per cent MAIDSTONE England Dec 11 Mr and Mrs Hairy Rains 90 and 89 respectively who celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year claim to be Kent county' oldest hop pickers A FAMOUS (SHIFT In a brand-new version GENE AUTRY Star of the new Republic "Sierra Sue" this has been for two reasons namely that there is a distortion of the image sera on the screen or too far to one side in the average moving picture auditorium The natural desire has therefore been to take a seat in the middle of the house well back from the centre While more people are conscious of the distortion of what they see on the screen from the so-called scats than they are of the distortion of sound as it has been heard from the seats the sound distortion has in reality been as important a cause of dissatisfaction with the seat as the sight distortion The construction of the speaker system of the Mirrophonic Sound equipment has completely eliminated this difference between seats" and "poor By the construction of what is called a speaker system" which contains horn elements the sound is distributed scientifically so that the true porportions of every tonal quality are projected impartially to every seat in the theatre Thus every "poor" seat in the theatre' equiped with Mirrophonic becomes so far as hearing is concerned a seat How important this consideration is will be obvious to every movie-goer especially those who cannot get to the theatre in time to choose exactly the seat he or she would pfefer to sit in when they attend the Odeon Theatre Dominion Sound Equipments Ltd of Toronto supplied the sound and projection equipment Movie-goers who recall the first so-called pictures can remember how the talking voices and the sound effects were There were many who confidently predicted that "talking pictures never would get anywhere" because of enormous technical difficulties that stood in the way of reproducing faithfully overtones that go to make up the naturalness of a sound as It is heard by the ear It until engineers and scientists of Bell Telephone laboratories and the manufacturing experts of Northern Electric and associated companies developed what is known as a Mirrophonic Sound that the true potentialities of natural living sound reproduction could be said to have been realized Is New Process Mirrophonic Sound which Is Installed in the Odeon Theatre here Is the definite fulfilment of a scientific ldeaL While the public naturally hears nothing about the months and years of research and experimentation that have been Kent to bring this perfection to reproduction of sound unre-htltting scientific work has been going on for ten years and has occupied some of the finest research minds that this country affords The refinements that led up to Mirrophonic Sound Introduced as soon as they were perfected for commercial use in movie theatres mm EeamMe he Brow gift aui ay wifa happy rad ray haabrad pemad rug-rad-fumituM draw whined clean everything (baas the Bone up colorbright-aaing it daraa Seaming iaiipi oraraad with saw cow-raniancaa aid aarpeiaiagly saay te fctay included new vacuum tubes improved horns and noiseless recording The latter introduced in 1931 removed the scratching and noises that had been a constant source of irritation in talking pictures and produced a more pleasing sound equality than talking pictures had known up to that time Following this "wide-range" sound was developed and introduced into Canada by Northern Electric and produced a still more pleasing and effective sound quality But with Mirrophonic Sound Northern Electric claims to have brought sound reproduction to such a stage of perfection that audiences can for the first time actually experience the full emotional effects of sound as it Is originally produced As every movie-goer knows certain seats In the theatre are preferred over others Up to now Having Motion Picture Academy a proof of their ar-tjtry co-atari Deanna Durbin and Charlea La ugh toil are laid to reach new height a comedy aura in Started With Eve" coming to the Odeon aoon Mias Durbin winner I a ape-cial Academy Award in 1837 and Laughton who captured an for hi title rolt in VIII" in 1832 appear together for the lirat time in tha new romantic comedy Deanna a rune previoua films have established her as an accomplished comedienne aa well as a romantic singing sur of Red Cap" and other comedy portrayals have proved hi ability in the comedy line Novel Role for MUr In Started With Eve" Miss Durbin it seen a a hatcheck girl who i introduced into a New York multi-millionaire1 home a hi von1 fiancee A the elderly industrialist Laughton ha essentially a comedy role but it is also a characterization said to be comparable in artistic fitness to hi Bligh" and other triumphs Robert Cummings also ona of Hollywood's most apt comedians appear opposite Miss Durbin Veteran comedians Guy Kibbee and Walter Catlet both essaying new types of roles add to the fun Unusual Opening Story of tlie new film opens with tha aged millionaire on what is believad to be his deathbed When his son cannot locate hi socialite fiancee whom his father wanu to meet he Introduces the hatcheck girl as his Later the old man recovers and the soi is forced to continue the deception Romantic comedy complications ensue when tha real fiancee arrives and insisU on revealing the truth to the lather Deanna Durbin will satisfy those who like to hear her sing Five new numbers are featured in Started With Eve" Shown above are Charlea Laughton Robert Cummings and Deanna Durbin In a aeene from the picture "It Started With Eve" The Hoover is used exclusively in all ODEON THEATRES because they find this electric cleaner the only one that is capable of protecting the costly rug investment by removing the great quantities of destructive grit that accumulate Local Kelvinator of Kingston rr iiriiiiii it iriiMmii tr fiisii Theatre Architects Hold Record Of Many Outstanding Designs In Theatres Across Dominion GAMING IN WARTIME LONDON Dec (CP) Ninety-four arrests were made under Gaming House warrants when police raided two clubs in Whitechapel Road one night and many other materials used In theatre design They were perhaps also the first to realize the Implications of the modern movement In architectural design and decoration as applied to theatres and In endeavoring to unite and blend all services and material and lighting Into one organic whole were the first to see the ne- The architectural firm of Kaplan 6c Sprachman have had wide experience in the show business having been theatre specialists for a gqpd many years They are members of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada The Ontario Association of Architects and the Province of Quebec Association of Architects The ODEON a new fiek ia a Domieioa-wide chiii of theatres ENTIRELY CANADIAN OWNED lid OPERATED where worry end care en he forgottea ii atmosphere ef eoar-lesyf riendliness beaBtycemfertawd relaxitien OPENING TOMORROW NIGHT AT 630 PwIfL-Second Performance 915 Ji la1 Opening Planned 35c plus tax 40c plus' tax fjtfHMEHT -V iyt 4 TIME ujmi MECKEK! At 6 JO pm Friday the doon of the New Odeon will open for the first time to the public Simple opening ceremonies ere planned to commemorate the event and Mayor Stewart will officially declare the theatre open Dick Main Odeon executive in town for the opening said today: have found that opening night fans are interested in two things the new theatre and the feature picture AH too frequently theatre opening ceremonies are spoiled by emphasis on speeches which tend to be overlong At the opening tomorrow Clarence Robson our vice-president will preside on behalf of the company Mayor Stewart who has kindly consented to represent the city will scak Our local manager Cordon Beavis will complete the speaking roster Main said the theatre would open at 630 pm The stage ceremony would be timed for 730 pm Half an hour of short subjects would be run from 700 to 730 Speakers will be on the stage for only IS minutes The proceedings will be broadcast over station CFRC hope to get some of our first customers to say a few words over the radio as they come out of the theatre at the end of the show The radio station will have a sidewalk microphone set up outside the theatre from 813 pm to 930 Main said this way people unable to come to the Odeon for the opening will hear something of the proceedings over the A EFRACHMAN cessity of designing all electric fixtures furniture etc to suit each theatre They take on other commissions besides theatres and have examples of all types of buildings to their credit including many fine houses in exclusive Forest Hill Village Both men have little time for hobbies or pursuits outside their work and spend most of their evenings at the office preparing work for the for the following day It takes considerable time over the drafting board to produce a theatre like the new Odeon In Kingston Drafting time is reckoned in hours and the Odeon represents about 1800 hours of drafting The firm long ago embarked on the policy of designing the entire theatre in their own office For 90 per cent of the work decorators painters sign manufacturers etc act as contractors only and do not design the work they make or instaU Kaplan 6c Sprachman have two other architects as well as draftsmen on their staff with long experiences in theatre design who have all contributed their skill and experience to make the new HAROLD KAPLAN With over 100 new theatres and alteratlona to their credit extending over the whole of Canada they can truthfully be described as leading theatre architects They were architects for the Odeon Company's leading Vancouver theatre the Odeon and Owen Centre and well known Eglinton which after five years of completion still earns' the owner's original description of the Place of The Eglinton Theatre won the bronze medal for the whole show in the Toronto Chapter of the Ontario Association of Architects bl-yearly architectural exhibition in 1935 Extensive Travellers Both members of the firm are groat travellers by car rail and air and In the periodic supervision and inspection of their many projects throughout Canada have travelled many thousands of miles each year Both partners are up to the minute in search for new materials and wrinkles to use In decorating and constructing their theatres and were pioneers in Canada in the use of light" structural Beautiful New Baroque Style Featured Odeon Theatre Site Has Long History Dating Back Nearly 100 Years Old Homestead of Drury Family i IJUHJJ viaijuML UL -V -'Af i If v-: i ''aaggaiaaii (Continued from Page IS) kilk has been used for a cyclor-Jma The new Odeon Theatre is the last word in fireproofing and sound construction making this new building a model of safety 1 and strength The building rests on solid rock which is actually harder than the famed rock of Gibraltar Modern techniques have been employed throughout to give this building every safety feature possible High grade materials have contributed to its sturdiness Entirely fireproof walls ceilings balcony and stairs are of reinforced concrete and structural steel All plastering ts over wire lath and steel channels The roof supported on six large steel trusses large er nigh for a map to walk erect between the Auditorium ceiling and the roof These trusses support heavy steel Joists which in turn support the large roof of poured fireproof Gypsum One-third of the area of the floor of the auditorium is over an enormous water tank the floor of which is bed rock tank holds 320h0 gallons of water and is used to stve wafer cooled br a giant refrigeration plant 7hfs will assure Odeon patrons of cool conditioned air at all Lmas COMING ATTRACTIONS MINI DUNNK ROBERT MONTGOMERY UNFINISHED BUSINESS The site occupied by the Odeon Theatre has had an interesting story of its own that goes back over a century Originally owned by the Drury family from 1828 until 1925 it was sold in that year to Fallon Brothers The property first belonged to William Drury and upon his death the property passed to his son who in turn passed it to his son the late William Drury who resided on Albert Street When the first owner secured the property it was a very thickly wooded piece of land which was cleared before the homestead was built Tl stone residence located on the property before 'he erection of the Odeon was the homestead of the Drury family for almost 100 years Fallon Brothers conducted an extensive monument and cemetery memorial business on 'he rroperyr from 1925 to 1941 using the hometead building as an office If the original William Drury who hewed the trees and cleared 'be land for his home on this site could see the theatre of today sad the colorful entertainment it provides he would be greatly amazed to say the least He would undoubtedly be pleased if he could know that his property is now the site of a building that will bring amusement and education to the thousands of people who have followed him as resident sot Kingston and district No Drafts In Theatre Despite the fart thousands ef ruble feet of wanned or cooled air is forced into the Odeon Theatre every minute there are ne noticeable atmospheric currents By ingenious planning the fresh air supplies enter tho theatre and its many receiving rooms so that there is no sus-pirlon of a draught or no air current All the freih air vents are concealed in tha tellings Thus the fresh air supplies come to rath patron untouched by contact with other bodies or with anv dut that may be brourht onto the floortion of tho theatre 0 HANNA PUSBIN CHAim 1AIMHTON IT STARTED WITH EVE 1 1 Oil IN a JOHNSON ha LJ2ii MATINEES: Adults 25c plus Us Children 10e plus Ux EVENINGS: Adults Orchestra 15c plus Ux Lores 40c plus Ux Students Orchestra only 25c plus Ux Children Orrhestra only 15c plus Ux TEI EFIIONE 3943 -mx i -Tri wv mu itMi 'I f- r- i' te "1 GENE TIERNEY with aiotai SANPias In "SUNDOWN" ZL Loses may be reserved night performances only starting Saturday.

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