The final touch to the theater and hallway were the lighted posters. In addition to standard backlit posters, I wanted to build a marquee poster box as well, to go at the end of the hall.
For the standard boxes, I wanted to use fluorescent lighting again, similar to the boxes from my last theater. Fluorescent lighting provides a nice color and diffuses easily. This time around I used snap frames from Spotlight Displays and attached them to some DIY boxes. This makes changing out the posters so much easier than my last set.
For the marquee box, I started with the basics of a standard box, but then built a secondary box to hold the string lights. Using standard xmas light sockets, I strung the lights around the box and connected them to a chase controller.