Broadmoor Theatre sign comes down

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Once a standout of the Florida Boulevard skyline, the Broadmoor Theater Sign was taken down Wednesday morning.

The sign removal started around 8 a.m.

The theater itself has been closed for years, but is now being leveled to make way for a medical complex.

Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider is taking the sign to build his own theater in Livingston Parish.

"Glad John Schneider is going to use and it will still have another life now," Randolph Ogden, whose family built the theatre, said. "Once it gets erected, I'm going to go back out there and visit it and enjoy it again."

Schneider also claimed some of the more recoverable items from inside the theater, including a popcorn machine.

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