Meeting the Unique Challenge of Theatre Signs


The LA Times recently ran an article about the new Garry Marshall Theatre that opened in Burbank. It was once the late Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre, and a video shows the sign illuminating to kick off the inaugural season of the non-profit theatre. This is one of many examples, of how Dave's Signs meets the unique challenges of designing and installing theater signs.

Theater Signs

Why is Theatre Signage Challenging?

Some theatres show plays and live shows while others concentrate on movies. These needs are very different but have similarities also. Some theatres want to attract attention with a modern look. However, others seek to preserve the past and give you a touch of those "days gone by." Here's how Dave's Signs met both of these challenges for theatre signs.

Theater Signs - Regency Theater Westlake Village, CA

Regency Theatres

The Regency Theatres greet their customers with bright and clear illuminated channel letters. This presents the clean and crisp look of modern design. The three-dimensional effect attracts plenty of attention and stands out in the night atmosphere.

Theater Signs - Restoration - Ventura's Mayfair Theater

Mayfair Theatre 

The old Mayfair Theatre was a historic part of Ventura until it burned down. However, thanks to the Seabee Museum and Dave's Sign's, this once proud and attractive art deco symbol is now a highly valued museum piece. Restoring this sign was a particularly challenging project, but we were up to the task because we have a neon sign fabrication shop in-house. We had to replace the metal components while keeping the original structure intact, as well as fabricate all new neon lights, to restore this historic piece back to its original 1940s appearance.

If you have special needs for your theater signs, Dave's Signs is the company to contact. We work with you through every phase of the process and can custom design, fabricate, restore, and do whatever it takes to give you the perfect signage. Call us today at (805) 641-1387 or contact us online for more details.

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