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Entrance and Marquee
The entrance to the Villa is on the northeast corner of the building, next to the theater's sign. Originally there were three sets of glass double-doors in a stainless steel frame. These doors were replaced in 1998 after an accident on Highland drive sent a motorcycle crashing into the lobby, shattering the "hurculite" doors.
Above the entrance is the theater's marquee, a large circular canopy which bears the words "Villa Theatre" in large cursive letters, outlined with neon. Extending along the entire edge of the marquee is an attraction board with a single line of "copy." Above and below the attraction board was a border similar to that on the theater's sign, but it has since been replaced, possibly when the marquee was restored by YESCO in 1995, with a single, straight neon tube.
The underside of the canopy is illuminated by forty-five 150-watt spot globes placed around the circular edge of the canopy and above the poster cases and ticket booth. The neon underneath the canopy has also been simplified. The four straight lines remain, but the elaborate scroll-type neon has been replaced with six perfect circles.
The Villa's terrazzo floor follows the same curve as the canopy above it and holds two large light-burgundy circles and five smaller tan circles. Two of the smaller circles are off-center within the two large circles.