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Home of the Stars! The Metropolis Theater by Menards
Hollywood is known for big stars, epic stories, amazing adventures, and countless thrills and chills. Generations of Americans have made regular journeys to their local movie palace for a few hours away from the distractions of life. Menards has now added this staple of city life to its line of O gauge buildings: The Metropolis Theater.
The basics: The Metropolis Theater has a 14" wide by 6-¾ footprint, and the marquee rises to 10-¾ inches tall. This fully assembled and completely decorated structure is a classic two-story Art Deco design. It includes rectangular forms and curved ornamental elements evoking an earlier, more elaborate era of architectural thought.
The model features interior and external illumination. Interior lighting includes the box office, second floor office lights, and backlighting for small shops and ads for coming attractions. Exterior lights brighten the marquee with shifting colors for a dynamic color pattern. The exits had brilliant lighting from the end statuary.
Lighting requires a 4.5-volt power supply sold separately (Menards SKU nos. 279-4061/4361, 4062/4362, or 4050). Power may be applied through either a rear table-top plug in, or from below the building with a pigtail connector.
Why you need this: This is an amazing little time machine that takes you back to an era where movie theaters ran a few cartoons, a short feature, maybe the next chapter of a serial, and finally, The Big Show. Going to the movie was an event!