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Signs which display identification and program information using changeable copy for theaters, entertainment, convention and/or amusement facilities only shall be conditionally permitted, subject to paragraph 18.118.145.020.0204. Theater freestanding monument and/or wall signs shall be subject to subsection 18.118.145.040 (Permitted Sign Standards Matrix – General Sign Types). These signs shall consist of a permanent, nonchangeable copy displaying the name of the theater or auditorium, and may include changeable copy accommodating program information. In addition, the following provisions shall apply to such signs:
.010 Electronic Message Boards. Such signs shall be defined as changeable copy signs, and shall be conditionally permitted, subject to paragraph 18.118.145.020.0204. Electronic message boards may be used to display information; however, message boards that use light bulbs as the image of the message shall be prohibited. Messages are to be displayed in a stationary manner. Animation, flashing or movement of the messages shall be prohibited.
.020 Illumination. These signs may be illuminated internally; however, they shall have an opaque background, with only the copy portion being illuminated. (Ord. 5444 § 1 (part); August 16, 1994: Ord. 5920 § 1 (part); June 8, 2004.)