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Evening Standard from London, Greater London, England • 13

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London, Greater London, England
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Evening Slamfarif Thiirwlav February 4 1937 13 OPENS TO-DAY NEW WEST END CINEMA SECRETS OF THE GAUMONT HAYMARKET JWE new Gaumont Haymarket is next door to Piccadilly Tube Station It supersedes the Capitol which suffered from the disadvantages of having stalls thirty feet above street level and a circle which had to be reached by lift All this has been changed to what is virtually a new theatre built within old walls There is a spacious foyer situated on the site of the entrance to the former Kit-Cat Restaurant a few steps down and a few steps up lead respectively to stalls and circle The Gaumont will seat 1300 people 800 in the stalls and 500 in the circle It will have a unique air-conditioning plant and a new system of electric lighting and heating has been introduced SOUND But probably the most interesting technical feature of the Gaumont will be the revolutionary sound-reproduction system the Duosonic which the sound to every part of the auditorium eliminating "blind Interior decoration of the Gaumont is carried out in blue and fawn and an attractive feature is the marble work in the foyer The Compton organ instead of rising from the floor will slide out from a curtained recess at the right of the stage opening will be attended by Queen Mary It is in aid of the Safer Motherhood Appeal of which Mrs Baldwin is chairman The film is the Gaumont-British adventure spectacle "The Great STEELWORK FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF STALLS NEW BALCONY and STACE DESIGNED AND SUPPLIED SMITH WALKER Ltd The electrical equipment at the Gaumont Theatre Haymarket was installed by TROUGHTON YOUNG LTD ELECTRICAL ENCNEERS "143 KNIGHTSBRIDGE LONDON SW1 All the CHAIRS including the Dunlopillo upholstered Tub Chain in RevrolUtc the ROYAL CIRCLE tcere installed by MPTON THEATRE ORGANS THE BEST IIS THE WORLD The Compton Organ mark? the higheit attainment yet achieved in the realm of music for the cinema and for broadcasting Evidence of this is seen in the public demand for more organ broadcasts by the BBC from St George's Kail and from cinemas in all parts of the country in which Compton Organs have been installed Compton Organs are British throughout THE JOHN COMPTON ORGAN CO LTD CHASE- HOAD NORTH ACTON NW10 I HALL Ltd DARTFORD KENT SUPPLIED HALL Ltd DARTFORD KENT SUPPLIED in con juactioa with the Air starring Richard Arlen with Barry Mackay Lilli Palmer and Antoinette Cellier It tells the story of the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway across the Rockies and is conceived on a scale hitherto unknown in British production The LUXURIOUS TUB CHAIRS in Ihe ROYAL CIRCLE are upholstered with DUNLOPILLO CUSHIONING JOHN CR0SSLEY SONS Manufacturers of all kinds of CARPETS for Cinemas Theatres etc Works: Dean Clough Mills Halifax Yorks The Whole of the Heating Ventilating and Hot Water Services JOHN EVANS IS N) Ltd 141-3 EMm Raid London NW1 Iwtee 1076 Gf's oOtef ofi CaetbriSce Street Manchester CO LTD Birtvunghai Manufacture DUNbOP COMPANY I 7dp1 18 CLEANINC of all external STONEWORK by guaranteed harmless 1 by GENERAL CONTRACTORS FOR RECONSTRUCTION MCLAUGHLIN HARVEY LTD MODERN PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE by EARLEY MRSau1 14 Stock well Road London SW9 PrixIOR 6461-2 SZERELMEY LTD RsHwAMw Maw ltd Silt 80 EXPERIENCE STONE RENOVATION 24 Highbury Crave NS CMoakay 2476 2 haul.

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