A new look: West Twin Cinema receives new sign for the first time in 81 years

From Craig Press: For the first time in 81 years, the West Twin Cinema will have a new marquee sign hanging out front.

The original cinema sign came down for storage Monday afternoon, while the new sign was hung in place Tuesday morning. The theater is using a new company for the first time in the history of the theater, as Gordon Sign, which made the original sign, went out of business back in March.

“Never Say Die” starring Bob Hope and Martha Raye was the first movie to be displayed on the old marquee in 1939. It is unclear what movie will be the first one displayed on the new sign.

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Even with Museums Closed, Art Finds a Way Through Public Spaces

Lisa Auerbach’s haiku at Ace Hotel | Courtesy of Ace Hotel DTLA

From KCET: Chief Curator Warren Neidich knew a theater marquee would be the perfect canvas for his text art project when he realized these venues weren’t being used during the pandemic. He contacted the Theatre at Ace Hotel and organized a curatorial team that brought together 10 artists for “5 – 7 – 5,” the name of which is a nod to the syllable structure of a haiku.

This isn’t Neidich’s first rodeo curating publicly oriented art during the pandemic. In May, he co-organized “Drive-By-Art,” an outdoor public exhibition in which artists presented video projects, paintings, sculptures and live performances in front of their homes and studios. The exhibition took people all over L.A. County, from the San Fernando Valley to South L.A. and Santa Monica.

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Chick-fil-A seeking to redevelop historic Dwarf House restaurant

The Chick-fil-A Dwarf House in Hapeville will undergo a makeover.

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle: Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A Inc. has submitted plans with the city of Hapeville to tear down and rebuild the Dwarf House.

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Closed for 8 months, this classic N.J. diner eyes a comeback

The Victoria Diner in Branchville, as seen in 2015. Alex Remnick | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

From NJ.com: One of New Jersey’s classic old-school diners has been closed for eight months, but is vowing a comeback.

The temporarily shuttered Victoria Diner in Branchville is another example of how the coronavirus pandemic has affected restaurants in New Jersey, starting with a statewide indoor dining shutdown in March that lasted for nearly six months.

Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered restaurants and bars to close indoor service by 10 p.m., starting last Thursday, and additional restrictions are possible as coronavirus cases continue to surge.

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This Bucket List Road Trip Covers 12 of America’s Best National Parks in One 5,600-mile Route


From Travel+Leisure: The route then heads north up Interstate 25 through Cheyenne, Wyoming, bending eastward on Highway 14 through Cody and to Yellowstone National Park. To follow in the group’s footsteps, stay at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel, and give the nation’s first national park a solid four days.

Then, it’s off on the Yellowstone-Glacier Bee Line Highway through White Sulphur Springs, Great Falls, Browning, and to Glacier National Park in Montana. In 1920, the group could count 60 glaciers and zero real roads; today, there are 25 glaciers, and the Going-to-the-Sun Road is one of the country’s most scenic drives.

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