An outdoor revolving auditorium - probably the first in the world - has recently been completed at the Summer Theatre, Tampere, central Finland.
GV PAN..Over Auditorium, audience arriving.
SV People arriving at theatre.
SCU Professor Kivemaa of Finland (Finnish Theatre Director) seated with Milan Bognadovic Yugoslavian President of the Centre of ITI Theatre.
GV PAN..Auditorium, revolving.
SV PAN..From open stage to Auditorium.
GV Auditorium, revolving passing river.
CU Theatre light on auditorium.
G.TOP V..Auditorium revolving to the next set.
GV People dancing in F.G. pan to crowded Auditorium.
SV People dancing in F.G. pan to crowded Auditorium.
SV People on auditorium applaud.
SV Auditorium revolving.
CU Cog turning auditorium.
GV Auditorium revolving, as it starts to rain people leave auditorium.
GV Shot through trees ditto.
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Background: An outdoor revolving auditorium - probably the first in the world - has recently been completed at the Summer Theatre, Tampere, central Finland. The Theatre was filmed during a recent visit by members of the International Theatre Institute Congress held in Finland.
The new electrically operated auditorium - there are others but installed in theatres, not outside - enables the entire audience to be revolved to face a different part of the surrounding stage for changes of scene, thus greatly increasing the Theatre facilities.
Of construction the whole structure rests on a rotating steel track supported by a central bearing, 16 supporting reels are attached to the foundation. On these reels, and the central bearing, the auditorium is turned through a full 360 degree circle, operated by electricity.
Seating 800 people, the auditorium - over sixty feet in diameter - is to come into use for the first time on June 16.