Iconic Tennessee Theater comes down in Knoxville overnight

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – Knoxville has lost one of its iconic signs this morning, at least for awhile.

The giant exterior, lighted sign for the Tennessee Theater came down overnight for some rehab.

The 5 story sign hangs outside the historic theater on Gay Street downtown.

It is only 21 years old, but has taken a beating, including a hail storm.

Crews will repaint and replace the 2,700 light bulbs on the sign.

The refurbishing should take a couple of months before the sign can go back up on the building.

Tennessee Theater Sign
Jared Manley Hagemann

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