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Tile cutter Scott Banta cuts rare antique Vitrolite panels for the front of the Morris Theatre.  Vitrolite is pigmented glass popular in 1940 when the Morris Theatre was built.  Theater volunteers found a vitrolite specialist in St. Louis, Missouri, who supplied color-matched panels salvaged from buildings across the country.

Morris Theatre gets a facelift

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MORRIS - The Morris Movie Theatre recently received a facade facelift with salvaged glass block tiles from around the country.

Part of the theatre facade is made of rare, antique Vitrolite panels. Vitrolite is pigmented glass that was popular in 1940 when the Morris Theatre was built. Theatre volunteers found a Vitrolite specialist in St. Louis, Mo., who supplied color-matched panels salvaged from buildings across the country.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. 
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