L.A.’s Shuttered Movie Theaters and Venues Are Using Their Marquees to Speak to the City

From the New Beverly to the Nuart, a visual tour of theater marquees in the era of COVID-19

Movie theaters across Los Angeles were abruptly closed on March 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Soon after, independent cinemas and venues across the city used this pivotal moment to spread messages of hope, and sometimes laughter to the city’s residents via their marquees. All photos by Ian Logan. 

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