Forsyth Times-Journal, August 1930
ABOUT THIS ARTICLE: This article describes
the decorative touches of the Roxy in detail. It was published
two weeks before the theatre opened. Many of the design features
mentioned in the article still exist, such as the velour curtains,
the heavy carpets, the plaster ceilings, and the lobby doors.
Handsome as to exterior and
beautiful as to interior; the new theatre being constructed here
by the management of the Lincoln Theatre is rapidly nearing completion.
The decorators are putting the finishing touches to their work
this week and the lighting fixtures are now being installed.
Mr. Faust announced this week that the draperies and opera chairs
have all been contracted for installation by September 1st. When
done and the talking equipment installed everything will be in
readiness for the opening date which is now being planned for
The new building forms a splendid
addition to the business section of Forsyth, and while the exterior
to shaping up in an impressive manner, the interior proves a
series of delightful surprises with its beauty and forms a perfect
setting for the showing of talking pictures.
The walls, ceiling, balcony and foyer are each done in distinctive
textures of plaster work, with the ceiling a lovely blend of
blues, and the walls in soft browns, reds and blues, which form
a warm back ground. Over the entire plaster work is a lovely
coat of gold which highlights the whole decorative scheme.
Three small Spanish balconies with columns at the niches for
lighting purposes are placed high on the walls of either side.
The soft lights from these will be reflected on the walls and
with the dimmed lights from the ceiling will combine to shine
on the surface in such a manner as to leave them exposed and
at the time not interfere with the darkened effect in the main
body of the room so necessary when a picture is being shown.
Red velour curtains of a heavy richness, set off by a valance
and stenciled border, will be used for the stage. The same type
of draperies will be used at the windows. Heavy rugs, laid over
zonite of a three quarter inch thickness will cover the aisles,
forming a carpeting so that all sounds on it will be deadened.
The double doors between the foyer and exterior will keep out
street noises and contribute toward making the interior a noiseless
setting for the reception of voices from the screen.
Arrangements have been made by the management to keep the building
perfectly ventilated at all times. This will be done by the installation
of a large fan which will give 20,000 cubic feet of fresh air
to the minute and is so arranged as to sends the air to any part
of the building.
Spanish lanterns are hung from the ceiling of the foyer which
opens into a comfortably arranged rest room for women. The entrance
to the theatre is distinctly marked by cement marked off in colors
that harmonize with the stucco work of the front.
The projection booth, often called the heart of the theatre,
is both sound and fire proof, and was constructed with a view
of comfort for the operator, being of a generous size and well