April 12, 2007

Injured Pines

The Pines Theatre, in Lufkin, Texas, opened in 1925. It peaked around 1949. It's architectural style is Moderne. Last week, during the night, it is believed an 18-wheeler struck the marquee. But no one is really sure what happened to it, and no one has come forward to take responsibility.
damaged pines theater marquee

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newnorth said...

oh wow...that is crazy

Chris said...

Yes, it's unbelievable. But what would you have done it you'd run into it? If I'd done that late at night or early morning, the temptation to keep on driving would probably be pretty strong. And I'm not sure who you would notify in this case. The theater is closed, and has been closed for quite a while.