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Little movie theater's marquee to be lit again

Posted by: Jenna Ross Updated: November 5, 2013 - 11:34 AM

The State Theater in downtown Windom, Minn., is once again sporting its classic blue and red marquee.

Soon, that marquee will glow: Volunteers are holding a "relighting ceremony" at 6:45 p.m. Friday.

Just a few months ago, the marquee was sitting in 19 pieces, dusty and dented, on the floor of a construction shop in the southwestern Minnesota town. I wrote an article in September about small cities' efforts to save their Main Street movie theaters, including the State. Read more here.

Since then, the marquee has been welded, painted and put back up. Buckwheat Johnson, president of Windom Theater Inc., passed along this photographic evidence.

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