Lake marquee goes digital

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By Stacey Sheridan

Staff Reporter

Lake Theatre's new digital LED marquee is up and running. Installation of the digital marquee began Tuesday, Nov. 12 and was completed that same week on Friday, Nov. 15. Previously, the theater, located at 1022 Lake St., had the original analog marquee from back when the movie house was built in 1936. 

"We did a last-minute picture of the old marquee last Monday," said Rebecca Gonzalez, one of the theater managers. "It's kind of sad to see it go."

While the old marquee is gone, the giant, neon-blue vertical "LAKE" sign, flashing up façade, remains. 

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Dave Samson  

Posted: November 25th, 2019 5:24 PM

Isn't Oak Park supposed to be preservation minded and forward thinking when it comes to our carbon footprint?The marquee going digital at the Lake Theater opposes both of those ideals. Uggggh! Another eyesore for Lake Street. Hey, Oak Park, wake up! Your quaint little village is being torn asunder right before your very eyes!!!

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