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Glowing in the Night

This Campbell Theater now sits empty in the downtown.

This week's historic photo is a color image of the former Gaslighter Theatre.

In the picture, you can see the building at night with the neon sign lit up. 

This image was taken shortly before the neon sign was destroyed by a later owner in 2004.

Mayra Flores de Marcotte April 24, 2012 at 08:57 PM
There is just something about neon signage. To me, it reflects a time where each and every business stood apart from one another in the colors, the shapes and sizes of their neon. Some will argue that they are gaudy at best, but I think that they are a reflection of who we were at that particular time in our short histories. And they're beautiful.
Mitch September 11, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Too bad someone with the History Museum couldn't have saved the sign. It was very lovely and the whole ambiance of the Gas Light Theater was lovely. Sad it is all gone.
Chris Blake December 03, 2012 at 10:48 PM
The sign is alive and well, wrapped in a tarp in a garage in Santa Cruz
Mayra Flores de Marcotte December 03, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Really Chris? That's great to know! Do you know the current owners of the sign? Thanks for sharing with us. :)

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