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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

March 9, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Fun on the Metro marquee

(Wow, yesterday’s topic and poll clearly touched a nerve. I’ll definitely be following up. Thanks, everyone, for sending your thoughts; very interesting and informative.)
When the Neptune closed as a moviehouse at the end of January, to be transformed by Seattle Theater Group into primarily a live-performance space, I remember thinking that I’d miss whoever was putting witty quotes on the theater marquee. “Going, Going, Gondry” was posted there, during the theater’s final run of “The Green Hornet,” and its last message was “So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish.” The last few times I’ve driven by, the marquee’s been empty. But today, as I drove west on 45th, the Metro’s big sign loomed up ahead of me, with the words “Edward Lizardhands” on top. (A reference, of course, to Johnny Depp in “Rango,” and I explain that here only because it took me a second to get it. Then again, it was early.) I’m hoping that the Neptune signage wizards, whoever they (or he or she) may be, have found a new home, and will be keeping an eye out.

There he is: Edward Lizardhands. (Photo courtesy Paramount Pictures.)

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