VIDEO | Celebrating the relighting of the West Bend Theatre sign

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September 6, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A nice turnout to celebrate the relighting of the West Bend Theatre sign. Click HERE to watch the entire ceremony with guest speaker Lester Hahn, who worked at the theatre multiple times in his youth. Poblocki Sign Company from West Allis

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of the relighting of the Historic West Bend Theatre sign

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September 5, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There was a nice turnout Thursday, Sept. 5 for an historic moment in the City of West Bend as a refurbished West Bend Theatre sign was relit on S. Main Street. It was a unique moment in West Bend history and

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of the installation of the Historic West Bend Theatre sign

August 17, 2019 – West Bend, WI – On Thursday, August 15, 2019, the crew from Poblocki Sign Company in Milwaukee spent a couple hours in downtown West Bend reinstalling the Historic West Bend Theatre sign. “The blade,” as it’s called had been undergoing a major refurbishing for the

VIDEO | Refurbished West Bend Theatre sign arrives in downtown West Bend

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August 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The refurbished West Bend Theatre sign has arrived in downtown West Bend. The sign was delivered by Poblocki Sign just after 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. The weather is dramatically different from when the sign was removed Dec. 27, 2018. Some

West Bend Theatre sign expected to be rehung today

August 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A crew from Poblocki Sign Company is expected to be in downtown West Bend today, Thursday, August 15, to rehang the sign on the Historic West Bend Theatre. The iconic community landmark was removed Dec. 27, 2018.   The past seven

Historic West Bend Theatre sign relighting Sept. 5

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August 8, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The iconic West Bend sign in front of the Historic West Bend Theatre will be re-lit Thursday, Sept. 5. As part of the “Light Up the Bend” ceremony, the board of directors of Historic West Bend Theatre, Inc. (HWBT) ask the

VIDEO | Historic West Bend Theatre sign primed and painted

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June 20, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A hat tip to the wonderful staff at Poblocki Sign Company in Milwaukee for opening its doors so we can give you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stage of refurbishing for the Historic West Bend Theatre sign. On Dec. 27,

VIDEO | Remodeling update No. 2 for West Bend Theatre sign

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May 11, 2019 – West Bend, WI – It was a couple months ago when an update was posted on the status of the rehab on the historic West Bend Theatre sign. On Friday the Poblocki Sign Company opened its doors again to take a quick look at the

VIDEO | Remodeling update for West Bend Theatre sign

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Feb. 12, 2019 – West Allis, WI – It felt similar to visiting an old friend in the hospital. The good thing to note is the historic West Bend Theatre sign is in good hands. This week Cindy Wendland at Poblocki Sign Company in West Allis opened its workshop for

VIDEO | Intimate view of the removal of the iconic West Bend Theatre sign

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Dec. 27, 2018 – West Bend, WI – You could reach out the window from the projector loft overlooking N. Main Street and come eye-to-eye with the crew from Poblocki Sign Company as it worked in the rain Thursday to remove the sign from the Historic West Bend Theatre.

VIDEO | Planning the removal of Historic West Bend Theatre sign

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Dec. 27, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Crews from Poblocki Sign Company are in downtown West Bend working to remove the iconic West Bend Theatre sign.   Carl Haase is an installer with Poblocki Sign Company. He said the sign will be removed in two pieces. It will be

Removal of West Bend Theatre sign underway

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Dec. 27, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The removal of the Historic West Bend Theatre sign is underway in downtown West Bend. The sign is being removed for refurbishment. Poblocki Sign Company is going to restore the sign and the marquee. It will be transported to the Poblocki

Iconic West Bend Theatre sign to be removed Thursday, Dec. 27

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Dec. 26, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Quite a few neighbors in West Bend plan to come downtown over the next two days to take photos of the West Bend Theatre sign as it’s scheduled to be removed Thursday, Dec. 27. Poblocki Sign Company is going to restore

Iconic West Bend Theatre sign to be removed Christmas week

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    Dec. 18, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The iconic perimeter-lit “West Bend” sign on the Historic West Bend Theatre (HWBT) will come down next week for restoration to its original luster.   ​The HWBT board contracted with Poblocki Sign Company to restore both the sign and

Downtown West Bend Theatre sign coming down

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April 26, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The iconic West Bend Theatre sign is coming down. Steiner Electric will be removing the sign as it undergoes much-needed restoration. The sign on the historic theatre has been a landmark in the downtown since the cinema was built in 1929.

Hidden signature spotted in facade of Historic West Bend Theatre | By Kine Torinus

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December 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Mark Ihreke, one of three master masons working on the restoration of the brickwork for the Historic West Bend Theatre, has a theory: Most masons of yesteryear and today leave a hidden signature on buildings they work on.  He thinks he

Still theatres after all these years | By Poblocki Sign Company

August 30, 2019 – West Bend, WI – When Poblocki Sign Company began creating architectural signage in 1932, movie theaters were becoming the rage. Theaters had to capture attention from passing cars, and so the signage extended outward closer to the street and overhanging canopies were introduced. The blade

VIDEO | Firsthand look at remodel of West Bend Theatre marquee at Poblocki Sign Company LLC

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Feb. 12, 2019 – West Allis, WI – It felt similar to visiting an old friend in the hospital. The good thing to note is the historic West Bend Theatre sign is in good hands. This week Cindy Wendland at Poblocki Sign Company in West Allis opened its workshop for

Significant announcement to be made today regarding Historic Downtown Theatre

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  Nov. 5, 2018 – West Bend, WI – There’s going to be an announcement later this morning involving the Historic West Bend Theatre Inc. An effort is underway to restore the theatre, 215 N. Main Street, in West Bend. In April this year WashingtonCountyInsider.com posted a story about

Open-air design for downtown WB Theatre – there is a trendy architectural term for that

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Dec. 22, 2016 – West Bend, WI – That open-air proposal for the downtown West Bend Theatre – there’s actually an architectural term for that. The controversial practice is called “facadism.” When done correctly it preserves the aesthetically pleasing portion (facade) of an historic building while creating a sustainable

VIDEO | Eaton’s Fresh Pizza makes donation to West Bend Children’s Theatre

March 16, 2020 – West Bend, WI – A nice donation from Eaton’s Fresh Pizza in West Bend as business owner Corey Faust presented a check for $375 to the West Bend Children’s Theatre.   Accepting the check were Thing 1 and 2, the Cat in the Hat and

VIDEO | Eaton’s Fresh Pizza makes donation to West Bend Children’s Theatre

March 13, 2020 – West Bend, WI – A nice donation from Eaton’s Fresh Pizza in West Bend as business owner Corey Faust presented a check for $375 to the West Bend Children’s Theatre.   Accepting the check were Thing 1 and 2, the Cat in the Hat and

VIDEO | A peek inside the ongoing restoration of the Historic West Bend Theatre

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December 20, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There’s a hum of activity inside the historic West Bend Theatre, 215 N. Main Street, as a full, interior restoration is underway. Charles Dwyer is with Conrad Schmitt Studios. Click the video below as he leads a tour atop three-stories of

Restoring the interior art at the Historic West Bend Theatre | By John Torinus

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June 6, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Historic West Bend Theatre, Inc. (HWBT) has selected Conrad Schmitt Studios, Inc., of New Berlin, along with renowned local artist Chuck Dwyer, as its contractor for replication of the artwork that decorated the original 1929 interior of the “house.” A historic

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of ceremonial groundbreaking outside Historic Downtown West Bend Theatre

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May 1, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The Historic Downtown West Bend Theatre made it official Wednesday afternoon as a ceremonial groundbreaking was held to mark the start of a major renovation at the theatre, 215 N. Main Street. Nic Novaczyk, president of Historic West Bend Theatre Inc.
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