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Changeable Letter Marquee

Hey everyone, looking for a changeable letter marquee. Would like something to have my theater name on it and also a section to change the letters based off what movie I am showing. I did see the ones for a little over 1k that light up and have the letters to change but did not really want to spend that much. Also did see the signs from places like fun signs for 125 ish but those you can't change the letters on. Looking to spend nor more than $500 and I have been searching a ton online, any ideas?

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Hey everyone, looking for a changeable letter marquee. Would like something to have my theater name on it and also a section to change the letters based off what movie I am showing. I did see the ones for a little over 1k that light up and have the letters to change but did not really want to spend that much. Also did see the signs from places like fun signs for 125 ish but those you can't change the letters on. Looking to spend nor more than $500 and I have been searching a ton online, any ideas?

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We offer a one line changeable marquee, it's under 1k. It's 50 inches long includes 125 letters and back lit.

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HTmarket.com
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You could go digital and build in a couple of scrolling LED signs.

Don't scroll, and center the information. Wood blocks could space the openings and the whole thing could be painted after a good sanding.

Coolest marquee I have ever seen is NY's QUAD theater.
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I've thought about duplicating a 1930 Art Deco casting I have (with a horizontal stretch,) and doing a small marquee from wood. Basically stack wood profiles and glue together.
That could fit in the narrow space above my small theater's door.

I've had great success with hammered rattle can finishes in the past, and am putting that to work as a simple to do, featured finish.

Another thought is a digital movie poster lightbox. Black Friday hdtvs can be pretty darn cheap, and my version uses a mask panel. In it's simplest form, I simply run digital
artwork using the internal slideshow, straight off a usb jump drive. Often movies have numerous posters, and hdtv shows can have dozens of posters so I simply scroll artwork
in themed folders.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=k-SYMPO8-f8 might be of interest.

https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/diy-ma...gn-30-06-2016/ is the base article about this sort of signage.
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Thanks everyone for all the great info, looking through it all now.
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I also wonder about simply putting together a string of craft store letter boards and framing it out as complex or simple as one wanted to venture?

I do plan on using those plastic letters for creating some permanent home theatre lobby signage. Some 2" letters I bought, will be glued to a backer boards, and the works will get painted out, as a tone on tone look.
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