Marquee taken down from downtown Pittsburg theater

Updated March 28, 2013: People in Pittsburg can now see something that hasn’t been revealed for more than 80 years.

A marquee on the historic Colonial Fox Theater was removed Thursday. The project revealed some historic details of the building.

“It’s momentous because it’s been on there since ’59,” says Vonnie Corsini, the Executive Director of the Colonial Fox Theater Foundation. “It’s been what people have seen on Broadway, many of them their whole lives. I’m excited that people will be able to see the beauty of this building.”

The marquee will be restored but won’t be put back up in the same spot.

The restoration group hopes to start having events at the theater next month.

Updated March 25, 2013: Due to the weather the Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation says the Colonial Fox marquee will not be removed until Thursday March 28.

Posted March 24, 2013: Monday the downtown Colonial Fox Theatre will remove their marquee.

It’s been the focal point at the Fox for 59 years . After the removal you’ll see the Italian renaissance design behind. This will be the first time anyone has seen the design.

But don’t worry officials say they hope to restore the sign and that they have plans to putting it back up in the future.

“Oh no its way to important to us to be gone forever, many of us haven’t seen it when its lighted and it’s pretty spectacular we will bring it back and restore it and put it on its own pallet” says Executive Director Vonnie Corsini.

The Fox hopes to receive donations to help fund a future project next door, including the old marquee.

To donate contact the Theatre:

Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation

P.O. Box 33 Pittsburg, KS 66762