The Ferndale Rep is getting a new marquee. The last one was built to dress up the theatre for the movie Outbreak. Built to typical Hollywood set standards, I’m surprised it lasted as long as it did. When they started tearing it apart, massive dry rot was exposed and everyone who had casually walked under the awning before now feared for their lives each time they passed in front of the theatre. Why they didn’t tear down the whole thing and start over I’m not sure. It seems a shame that they’re rebuilding it without straightening it first. Ironically, when they made the movie The Majestic here, it featured a Victorian movie palace with an art deco marquee, and now we have an art deco theatre with a Victorian marquee.
Note: This one didn’t last very long. It was torn completely down a few years later, confirming my thoughts on the construction of it.