Watch Patchogue Theatre Light Its Brand New LED Marquee!

Watch Patchogue Theatre Light Its Brand New LED Marquee!On Wednesday, May 16, Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) unveiled its brand new Watchfire LED marquee, installed by Going Sign & Servicing Company Inc. of Plainview, N.Y., with a special lighting ceremony that was a part of the nonprofit performing arts organization's 20th anniversary celebration.

Patchogue Theatre's new marquee features the latest digital signage technology, Watchfire's High Definition - 10mm Resolution. The three-sided marquee is comprised of is a total of 147' square feet of digital signage: one 3' x 35' front face and two 3' x 8' on the sides. The marquee has a total of 116,000 pixels that are capable of displaying 1.2 quintillion colors, giving Patchogue Theatre the ability to showcase upcoming shows & events and the Theatre's full season sponsors in vibrant full color.

Funding for the new marquee came from a downtown revitalization grant secured by Legislator Robert Calarco in December 2016 in the amount of $104,000. The remainder of the funding, $86,000, came from the support of Patchogue Theatre patrons through donations on the Theatre website, www.patchoguetheatre.org, a Gala event in 2016 featuring Broadway star Bernadette Peters, and the organization's annual Fire Island Getaway raffle.

2018 marks 20 years since the historic Patchogue Theatre once again opened its door to the public after standing abandoned for nearly a decade. In addition to lighting the Theatre's new marquee to kick off its celebratory year, PTPA, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that manages and operates the venue, also honored four community leaders who were influential in the revitalization of the historic Patchogue Theatre between 1996 and 1999: Paul Allan, Executive Artistic Director of The Gateway; Arthur Fuccillo, Patchogue businessman; Stephen E. Keegan, former Patchogue Mayor (1996 to 2000); and Peter Sarich, Patchogue Village Chief Building Inspector and Project Manager.

For more information on Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts and its upcoming summer series of events, visit www.patchoguetheatre.org or call 631-207-1300 to sign up and receive email updates in advance of the general public.

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts celebrated its 20th anniversary with a lighting of its brand new Watchfire LED marquee that has a total of 116,000 pixels, capable of displaying 1.2 quintillion colors.

Watchfire Signs designs and engineers the best looking, most durable outdoor LED signs and digital billboards, which help businesses and organizations increase visibility and drive growth. The company also sells and services digital scoreboards and indoor displays. Headquartered in Danville, Ill., Watchfire has manufactured electric signs since 1932 and LED signs, using meticulously sourced components from around the world, since 1998. The company has more than 60,000 Watchfire LED signs in operation worldwide and has more digital billboard customers in the U.S. than any other brand. For information, go to http://www.watchfiresigns.com.?

Patchogue Theatre first opened in 1923 as the largest theatre in Suffolk County. It still is, with the installation of 1,106 brand new seats during the 2016 renovation. Saved by Village of Patchogue in 1996 and lovingly restored it to its original grandeur, this beautiful and historic venue was in use 245 days with over 155,000 in attendance for its 2017-2018 season. The Patchogue Village Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. operates Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to serve as a cultural center for Long Island by showcasing a broad variety of performing arts for a wide-ranging audience at affordable prices. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is located at 71 East Main Street in Patchogue, N.Y., and can be reached at 631-207-1313 or by visiting PatchogueTheatre.org.



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