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Vogue Theatre
Louisville, KY
Photo and info courtesy Rosalind Causey

Here is a photo of the Vogue Theater in Louisville, KY. It was a one screen theater that played classic films and also hosted events such as midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The theater was closed in 1998 and later gutted, but the marquee was recently remodeled and looks great! 12-06







Plaza Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Photos courtesy Dennis Whitefield

The Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, GA features some great neon at dusk.

The Plaza Theatre originally opened in 1930 as an art deco cinema. After a stint in the 1970's as a X-rated adult cinema theatre, the Plaza was renovated, most recently in 2006.

Plaza Theatre front view
Atlanta, GA
Photos courtesy Dennis Whitefield


More information can be found at the Plaza Theatre website. 07-07



Capitol Theatre
Bowling Green, KY
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

The red neon letters spell out the Capitol Theatre name at this Bowling Green gem. This art deco delight is still open for business. The theatre was originally built in the late 1890s as a vaudeville house. After closing in the 1960's, the Capitol was renovated and reopened to the public in September 1981 as the Capitol Arts Center.

More information can be found at the Capitol Arts Alliance website. 11-07



Trustees Theatre (formerly Weis Theatre)
Savannah, GA
Photo courtesy Paul Bauke

Here's a theatre marquee for the Trustees Theatre owned by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), located in where else but Savannah, GA.

The Trustees Theatre was known as the Weis Theatre when it opened its doors back in 1946 before closing in 1980 as downtown no longer became the only place in town to see a show. Today, the Trustees Theatre is home to the performing arts department for the SCAD, hence the name on the marquee. For more information, see the official website for the Trustees Theatre. 04-09



Lucas Theatre
Savannah, GA
Photo courtesy Paul Bauke

The Lucas Theatre in Savannah, GA opened in late 1921 by Arthur Lucas, hence the name of the theatre. The Lucas remained open for over half a century. After closing down due to attendance in the mid 1970's, the theatre survived multiple threats of demolition and was finally restored and reopened again in 2000. The Lucas Theatre today is supported by the Savannah College for Art and Design (SCAD) and is used for events such as the Savannah Film Festival. 04-09









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