This classic theatre in the western suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, is one of the best
examples of an Art Deco style movie palace in the Chicago area. It opened in 1936 with a seating capacity of 1,464. Originally designed by architect Thomas Lamb, the building has expanded and evolved over the years but the iconic exterior signs have remained.
In the Spring of 2012, the Lake neon sign letters
above the marquee were replaced with FlexiBRITE LED (light emitting diode) illumination. This sign option is a cost-saving, long-lasting choice with the flexible illuminated tubing replicating neon remarkably well. Look how the vertical Lake sign, which is neon, matches the illumination of the FlexiBRITE Lake sign above the marquee. Impressive signs for a timeless movie theatre!