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The red neon on the Orpheum Theatre in Hillsboro Illinois was removed in 1978 when the theatre was remodeled. At that time the neon was replaced with a piece of white plexiglas with red plastic "ORPHEUM" letters glued to it.

Orpheum Theatre Hillsboro Illinois 1964

Using this 1964 photo from the Historical Society of Montgomery County Illinois we were able to reproduce the original font for the replacement neon sign.

Orpheum Neon Sign Restoration Hillsboro Illinois

Neon tube supports and glass housings installed on the stainless steel panel.

Orpheum Theatre Hillsboro Illinois

Stainless steel panel installed. Ready for the neon tubes.

Orpheum Theatre Hillsboro Illinois

Neon tubes installed.

Orpheum Theatre Hillsboro Illinois

Cleaning the stainless steel after the neon was installed.

Orphem Theatre Hillsboro Illinois

Custom font with red neon ORPHEUM 9.5 inch tall letters.

Some photos courtesy of: Eisentraut Theatres / Chris Swed

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