‘Gloria’ back on Urbana marquee


GrandWorks Foundation volunteers Dr. Dave Smith, left, and Ed Larson, right, test a prototype of the new “Gloria” sign that will don the top of both sides of the Gloria Theatre marquee on Tuesday. Smith said he expects the permanent signs, funded by Honeywell Aerospace employees and molded by Dennis Moore, will be installed next week. The “Gloria” font on the sign was created by local artist Mike Major. The former Urbana Twin Cinema marquee signs, which consisted of the numbers “1” and “2” as well as the word “Urbana,” have been preserved. Smith said one set will be donated to the Champaign County Historical Society, while the other set will be sold to help with the renovation of the theater.

GrandWorks Foundation volunteers Dr. Dave Smith, left, and Ed Larson, right, test a prototype of the new “Gloria” sign that will don the top of both sides of the Gloria Theatre marquee on Tuesday. Smith said he expects the permanent signs, funded by Honeywell Aerospace employees and molded by Dennis Moore, will be installed next week. The “Gloria” font on the sign was created by local artist Mike Major. The former Urbana Twin Cinema marquee signs, which consisted of the numbers “1” and “2” as well as the word “Urbana,” have been preserved. Smith said one set will be donated to the Champaign County Historical Society, while the other set will be sold to help with the renovation of the theater.


Joshua Keeran | Urbana Daily Citizen

GrandWorks Foundation volunteers Dr. Dave Smith, left, and Ed Larson, right, test a prototype of the new “Gloria” sign that will don the top of both sides of the Gloria Theatre marquee on Tuesday. Smith said he expects the permanent signs, funded by Honeywell Aerospace employees and molded by Dennis Moore, will be installed next week. The “Gloria” font on the sign was created by local artist Mike Major. The former Urbana Twin Cinema marquee signs, which consisted of the numbers “1” and “2” as well as the word “Urbana,” have been preserved. Smith said one set will be donated to the Champaign County Historical Society, while the other set will be sold to help with the renovation of the theater.

GrandWorks Foundation volunteers Dr. Dave Smith, left, and Ed Larson, right, test a prototype of the new “Gloria” sign that will don the top of both sides of the Gloria Theatre marquee on Tuesday. Smith said he expects the permanent signs, funded by Honeywell Aerospace employees and molded by Dennis Moore, will be installed next week. The “Gloria” font on the sign was created by local artist Mike Major. The former Urbana Twin Cinema marquee signs, which consisted of the numbers “1” and “2” as well as the word “Urbana,” have been preserved. Smith said one set will be donated to the Champaign County Historical Society, while the other set will be sold to help with the renovation of the theater.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/02/web1_Gloria-2.jpgGrandWorks Foundation volunteers Dr. Dave Smith, left, and Ed Larson, right, test a prototype of the new “Gloria” sign that will don the top of both sides of the Gloria Theatre marquee on Tuesday. Smith said he expects the permanent signs, funded by Honeywell Aerospace employees and molded by Dennis Moore, will be installed next week. The “Gloria” font on the sign was created by local artist Mike Major. The former Urbana Twin Cinema marquee signs, which consisted of the numbers “1” and “2” as well as the word “Urbana,” have been preserved. Smith said one set will be donated to the Champaign County Historical Society, while the other set will be sold to help with the renovation of the theater. Joshua Keeran | Urbana Daily Citizen