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Closed Show Marquees?

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Closed Show Marquees?#1
Posted: 2/23/08 at 12:17am
Why do some theaters immediatly remove the marquee artwork after a show has closed like Company, while some shows like The Producer's marquee stayed up for monthes after it closed?
Yes, but sometimes people have a third deeper layer thats the same as the first. Like pie. Dr. Horrible
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re: Closed Show Marquees?#2
Posted: 2/23/08 at 12:24am
Nevermind.
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re: Closed Show Marquees?#2
Posted: 2/23/08 at 4:30pm
Because Raul Esparza took the marquee to hang in his living room.
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re: Closed Show Marquees?#3
Posted: 2/23/08 at 5:09pm
Depends on the next show and when they are ready to move in or when their lease on the theatre begins.
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re: Closed Show Marquees?#4
Posted: 2/23/08 at 5:14pm
What do they so with the marquees after a show closes?
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re: Closed Show Marquees?#5
Posted: 2/23/08 at 5:16pm
BCEFA for some.
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re: Closed Show Marquees?#6
Posted: 2/23/08 at 5:33pm
Years ago the League of NY Theaters replaced the marquees of closed shows with banners that read: "See a Broadway Show Just For The Fun of It"
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re: Closed Show Marquees?#7
Posted: 2/23/08 at 5:36pm
Does anyone know why sometimes they just put black paint over the marquee instead of taking it down till the next occupant.
Yes, but sometimes people have a third deeper layer thats the same as the first. Like pie. Dr. Horrible
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re: Closed Show Marquees?#8
Posted: 2/23/08 at 5:37pm
They just took down the Bob Saget opening the door marqee that was by the Marquis Theatre.
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re: Closed Show Marquees?#9
Posted: 2/23/08 at 5:42pm
They must've took it down yesterday. It was still up on Wednesday.
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re: Closed Show Marquees?#10
Posted: 2/23/08 at 5:44pm
I think it was yesterday, too. Because it was still there Tuesday night. However, I walked by last night and noticed all of the Cry Baby stuff is up.
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re: Closed Show Marquees?#11
Posted: 2/23/08 at 5:48pm
Often they aren't taken down simply because it costs money to do so. They let the next guy pay for it. Also, it costs less to hire a guy to paint over a marquee than it is to remove it. Most old marquees are simply thrown away.

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re: Closed Show Marquees?#12
Posted: 2/23/08 at 5:49pm
That thing always creeped me out. Him opening up the door, beckoning you in....kind of bizarre.
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re: Closed Show Marquees?#13
Posted: 2/23/08 at 6:03pm
adam is the Cry-Baby Marquee up yet or is just the show posters
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re: Closed Show Marquees?#14
Posted: 2/23/08 at 6:03pm
The marquee is there. There are photos posted in the marquee thread. I found it to be rather ugly, myself.
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re: Closed Show Marquees?#15
Posted: 2/23/08 at 7:51pm
What does it look like? A bunch of bbies crying?
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re: Closed Show Marquees?#16
Posted: 2/23/08 at 9:15pm
"Years ago the League of NY Theaters replaced the marquees of closed shows with banners that read: "See a Broadway Show Just For The Fun of It"

Those belong to The Shuberts. The others usually wait until they book the next show. The marquee must be up the day the box office opens for the new show. Depending on how it's made, like if it's hand painted, the plexi can be cleaned and reused for the next show, but with computer generated images now, they can't. Rarely, but sometimes the producers take the marquee, they are rather big, and alot of times they just go into a warehouse to retire.