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Behold! Historic Rialto Theatre Marquee Beautifully Restored, Relit Tonight in Downtown LA

The beautiful historic Rialto Theatre neon marquee was relit tonight as Urban Outfitters prepares for a grand opening on Dec 19, 2013 (Photo: Hunter Kerhart)

The beautiful historic Rialto Theatre neon marquee was relit tonight as Urban Outfitters prepares for a grand opening on Dec 19, 2013 (Photo: Hunter Kerhart)

Behold! The most beautiful sight to see in all of Downtown LA: The historic 1917 Rialto Theatre neon marquee — dark for numerous decades due to sad urban decay — was relit tonight after successful restoration work by Urban Outfitters as the clothing retailer prepares for a grand opening on December 19, 2013. Readers of DTLA Rising sent in numerous photos from various angles showing the amazing restoration of the historic theater signage now brightly lit with neon tubes illuminating the block near 8th and Broadway. Truly a beacon of hope for the future of Broadway and the growing strength of Downtown LA urban revitalization.

More cool shots below!

Rialto Theatre lights up at dusk (Photo: David Syner)

Rialto Theatre lights up at dusk (Photo: David Syner)

Rialto Theatre marquee from across the street (Photo: @fscscott)

Rialto Theatre marquee from across the street (Photo: @fscscott)

Taken from 8th/Broadway (Photo: Boris Mayzels)

Taken from 8th/Broadway (Photo: Boris Mayzels)

4 Comments

  1. Raymond3000 says

    sooo beautiful wow!! maybe it’s just my critical eye but, why do the last set of blue & purple diamonds on the lower right corner look uneven?

  2. archie says

    Fantastic! I wish the huge Tower Theatre sign on the corner would be the next to be restored.

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