This is the brand new lights and marqee (electronic :-( . . . ) of the very OLD D&R Theater in Aberdeen, Washington. Back in the day it was home to vaudeville, and then gave way to movies. Long after it had been closed, a group of us community theater folks revived it a bit by performing a few plays there, which was like stepping into a time machine. Many years later, long after the stage lay vacant, my sons’ funk band rented a practice space in the old building. When I’d come and listen, I’d poke around the old place and feel nostalgic. Now new owners are working hard to restore the old D&R (don’t know what the D and R stand for …), with promise of all new seats and other amenities, but to preserve the beautiful carpets, brass, sweeping balcony walkway, painted murals, and the awesome chandelier, to be a A-list movie theater. I’ll be eager to bring my camera to the grand opening.