Movie Theater Relics Needed For Show

posted by Ross Melnick on February 17, 2005 at 8:24 am

The following email was sent in from Daniel Trisi:

“I came across your website on a search for an old theater marquee. My name is Danel Trisi, I am a theater student at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA.

I am currently working with a group of students from CalArts on our final theater production before we graduate. We are doing an original production called “Narrow Escape.” The production is a cinematic thriller about an old film director that escapes from jail and comes back to the movie theater where his movies once played.

It was conceived by one of the students and it is a cross between theater and cinema. Some of the scenes will be prerecorded and projected while other scenes are done live on stage. During the performance numerous scenes will have the actors from the prerecorded scenes interacting with the live actors on stage.

The scenery for the stage is an abandoned movie theater. We are currently looking for all types of movie theater relics that we can get our hands on to decorate the space. We are particularly looking for an old cinema marquee.

I am not sure if there are some type of cinema junkyards where we might be able to find the marquee and the other items that we are looking for. From looking at your website you might be able to give a direction to guide our search. Do you know of any places where we can start looking? Have you heard of movie theaters that are closing down that are throwing out stuff?

Thank you so much for your time!

Any suggestions you can make are greatly appreciated!!! THANK YOU!

Danel Trisi

(626) 203-2962"

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