Wednesday, October 30, 2013

History in the Making

Remembering our roots is not only nostalgic, but inspirational to recognize how far the industry has come. Just a bit of fun from our founding fathers!

Don't forget to drop by the Losberger booth
at The MATRA Conference and answer the question...  
"What year was Losberger Founded"
to be entered to win a
$100 American Express gift card.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Losberger US manufactures a "Palas" Portable Theater in Montreal

Summer 2013

25m wide X 55m long X 8m wall height  
(82' X 180' X 26')  
Losberger "Palas" tent structure is being well-used as a portable theater by French-Canadian singer-songwriter-entertainer and entrepreneur Gregory Charles.

Two locations were chosen for the debut performance in the Vintage Palas. The first, on the Quay Jacques Cartier in the Old Port area of downtown Montreal and the second (October) the show will open in Quebec City.  

The Palas theater boasts a full service bar area and offers comfortable seating for more than 1,000 patrons and guests. The intimate setting is what inspires Gregory Charles because it provides a perfect venue for his interactive style of entertaining.

The tent structure was designed with two interior 2nd floor mezzanines for VIP balcony seating and back stage green room activities, accessed by two 8' wide, 90° staircases. It features an 8' high roof parapet used as a signage wrap around the top of the whole building, artfully branding The Gregory Charles' Vintage Theater with black and white graphics. Half of the 26' high walls were clad with horizontally oriented glass panels and the other half with striking black PVC cassette hard wall. The double membrane inflated roof covers and the gable end covers were all fabricated using Verseidag Mills coated vinyl material, white on the outside and black on the inside to further enhance the theater atmosphere.
Gregory Charles originally envisioned.  
Installation and construction time, starting with unpacking nine 40' containers to finishing laying down the last section of drop-in cassette floor: 8 days. The installation team consisted of Losberger Germany's Thomas Ambacher - Installation Supervisor, and the installation company was Fiesta Tents of St. Laurent, Quebec, led by Richard Castonguay with his excellent crew of 7 skilled tent laborers.