That’s Old News: The NorShor Theatre takes down its tower marquee

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This week Sherman Associates transferred the ownership of the historic theater to the Duluth Playhouse. So this week’s ‘That’s Old News” looks back to the time when the NorShor took down its tower marquee.

It stood at 65ft above the theater and weighed over 300 tons, according to the NorShor’s website. They also say it, “was completely sheathed in porcelain. It used 3,000 lights and was said to be visible 60 miles away.”

The tower was taken down March 8, 1967 due to maintenence costs.

Our film was shot one day before. WDIO was only one year old at the time.