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Culpeper State Theatre Installs New, Improved Marquee

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Culpeper State Theatre 
Press Release

The fully restored, art deco Culpeper State Theatre marquee arrives in Culpeper, VA Tuesday December 11, 2013. A crane will begin lifting it into place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.  

Grand Illumination December 19, 2013 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Not since 1938 has the town of Culpeper celebrated the lighting of the State Theatre Marquee. The Grand Illumination of the historic State Theatre marquee, is slated for December 19, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Road closures will be in place beginning at 4 p.m. The mission of the Grand Illumination event is to illuminate the historic grand marquee of the State Theatre, which has undergone a $100,000 renovation by the worlds leading theatre marquee restoration experts. Seasonal music provided by the University of Virginia's award winning a cappella group Virginia Gentlemen, coupled with tours of the theatre and festive food and drink will highlight the event. The $9 million State Theatre project will present concerts, dance, comedy, theatrical productions and film festivals and create economic growth to Culpeper and the region.

Schedule for the December 19th event is as follows:

6 p.m.: Seasonal music played through the sound system and tours of the theatre open to the public

6:45 p.m.: The Virginia Gentlemen A Cappella performance outside under the marquee

7:15 p.m.: Mr. Ed Bednarczyk, ED State Theatre to address the crowd to start presentation

7:25 p.m.: Lighting of the marquee

7:30 p.m.: Seasonal music and continued tours of the theatre open to the public

8 p.m.: Done

The State Theatre is located at 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper, VA 22701

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