Cinema: Trans-Lux

Neatly capitalized on a modernistic fagade in Manhattan, the word Trans-Lux last week made its first public appearance in the world of entertainment. Trans-Lux means: 1) a machine to project images onto a screen from behind it; and 2) Trans-Lux theatres.

Trans-Lux projection has advantages over the common method of projecting film from in front of a screen because it can be used in a low-ceilinged, fully lighted room. A Trans-Lux lens placed eight feet behind a screen projects a picture eight feet wide. Standard film can be used. It passes over...

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