Know someone who can refurbish marquees and ticket booths?
posted by calc on May 15, 2006 at 6:30 am
Can anyone give me info on who refurbishes marquees and ticket booths?
Need help in fixing my marquee with new neon. Also, does anybody build ticket booths from old pictures?
You’d really need to specify things like where you are, what condition it’s in, etc. If you just need new neon, any good signmaker or neon electrician should be able to handle it; you might want to go with a larger outfit that can do maintenance too. If it’s more than that, like a full replacement, you might need to go to a major manufacturer like Wagner (http://www.wagnersign.com/theatermarquees.htm). Same with the box office; it all depends on the complexity. It’s quite possible it’s a job a local general contractor could handle, or it could be far more complex.
To member Calc:
Please share some more specifics. Michael Magnan of D. Magnan & Co. Inc, might be able to assist you, particularly with building a ticket booth from scratch. Does it involve mosaics by any chance? They are a member of the Nat'l Terazzo Mosaic Association (NTMA). I spoke with them briefly, but never had a chance to follow through with my goal as of yet. Their contact info is:
D. Magnan & Co.
32 Cortlandt Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
You may also wish to contact ArtKraft Strauss, a company that has been around since 1897. They have produced illuminated signs in Times Sq throughout the decades & are also known for building and restoring marquees of numerous noteworthy theaters. Follow their website for more info:
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to e-mail me at Hope this helps!
I am getting into the exhibition business within the next year. I am in negotiation to buy a theater in Pa.
I am looking to do the lobby and auditoriums over for a small town twin cinema! I am also wondering if I should replace or renovate the marque. Also can decide if I should erect a ticket booth in between the entrance doors. As of now it is a stand in the middel of the lobby cluttering everythign up for the concessions stand!
I am budgeted and was just looking to maybe do a lil at a time.
Donald Cote is a master cabinet builder & finisher that can manufacture your ticket booth from picture or sketch. I can help him with technical drawings since I have been in this business for over 32 years. Donald has been my past employee working on exclusive boardroom tables, cabinets and video walls. Since he works alone he can provide you with whatever you need at a very reasonable price. His e-mail address is My e-mail address is
We are both live and work in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
To view Donalds work please go to Google and type in Donald Cote a website with his work will appear at the top of the listing
You might want to call:
3426 Burnett Avenue
Syracuse NY 13206
He is currently constructing a marquee for the Hamilton Theater in Hamilton NY and we hope to have him work on the Capitol Theater in Rome NY soon. He replicated the blade sign on the Palace in Syracuse and it looks better than new.
A good example of a Marquee would be the Bryn Mawr theater. Barush Signs of Orwigsburg PA made the marquee and it looks great! Google “Bryn Mawr” Marquee and you’ll probably come up with the article I found that at.
I have a good name for you.
Builders Preservation Society
has worked in new england reburbishing old houses, its his speciality..he is amaster builder and preservationists!