While I was touring the campus of Illinois State University, I happened on this amazing animated Art Deco movie-theater marquee. Enjoy.
All the animated, lighted marquees in Chicago have either been altered drastically or were demolished along with their theaters. It was great to see one again; it makes going to a movie a real event.
More info on Normal Theater, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
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