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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 is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune. 

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