An Inquiry into the Ventilation of Cinematograph Theatres

By: Haigh, William E.eye

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26 & [1, blank] pages; Publisher's grey wrappers, two metal staples at spine, title printed in black. The author is identified as Assistant Medical Officer, County Borough of Derby. The Derby authorities requested this study based on the growing popularity of cinema halls, having noted that the cinemas in Derby provided accommodation for over 10,250 people (in 1929!) It was a matter of concern that the nature of cinema, with its continuous programme made demands on the supply of fresh air considerably in excess of "normal" theatrical exhibition spaces, and also noted that the necessary absence of sunlight from cinea halls eliminated "one of nature's purifiers." Whether or not by request of county authorities, the author also chose to discuss "the question of possible eye-strain arising from the use of seats placed in close proximity to the projection screen." The author considered all these matters, and others besides, and lists 14 specific recommendations. This official pamphlet appears to be rare now -- none in OCLC, COPAC, not in the British Library catalogue, etc. However, OCLC does locate a short article (7 pp.) by William E. Haigh on the same subject published within volume 44 [1930] of the journal: "Public Health." This is most likely an abridged version of the highlights of this now-rare separately published pamphlet. An interesting subject. Well preserved, but with modest soiling to the front cover, and a few small spots to the rear cover, and a touch of inevitable surface rust to the portion of the two metal staples exposed along the spine.

Title: An Inquiry into the Ventilation of Cinematograph Theatres

Author Name: Haigh, William E.eye

Categories: Medicine and Medical History, Music and Performing Arts, Architecture, Science and History of Science,

Publisher: Derby [England], County Borough of Derby (J. W. Simpson & Sons, Printers): 1929

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 37133

Keywords: Movie theatres Cinema Public health ventilation kata thermometer movie projection eye strain at cinema