theater marquees

Neon theater marquees–An Americana of the mind

Article: Neon theater marquees–An Americana of the mind

Brightly lit marquee theaters in cities and towns, large and small, have long held a central presence as a place for the community to come together to enjoy shows, plays and movies. Urban revitalization projects aside, many of these theaters are now endangered due to a host of factors. The impact is, as The Atlantic noted, “As they become more rare, old marquees have taken on a deeper cultural meaning, frequently serving as visual anchors for a street or cultural district.” As a visual reminder of how sweet some of these theaters are, The Atlantic compiled a photo gallery of some of “

New York's Great White Way Goes Green

Article: New York's Great White Way Goes Green

NEW YORK, New York, December 1, 2008 (ENS) – The millions of lights on theater marquees and billboard advertisements that illuminate The Great White Way are being replaced by energy-saving bulbs under the new Broadway Goes Green initiative. With song and dance by green characters now playing in Broadway shows, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and members…