As someone born and raised in England, the word ‘movie’ and the spelling of the word ‘tonite’ rather than ‘tonight’ are linked in my mind with the tantalising vision of the United States that attracted me as a teenager.
The wide-open vistas and blue skies that I saw in American films seemed to be free of the restrictions of the English way.
I made the ‘Movies Tonite’ sign by drawing two lines and then overlaying with a layer of type in a contrasting colour.
I photographed the cinema/movie theater in Berkeley, when I was there early last year. I was using the photo in another project when I noticed that if I played with the exposure sliders and the sharpness tools in Adobe Camera Raw, I could make the image look less real.