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Antique lamps in the Arlington Theatre's entryway. Note the missing fifth fixture on the far right.

Paul Wellman

Antique lamps in the Arlington Theatre's entryway. Note the missing fifth fixture on the far right.


Antique Lamp Stolen from Arlington

Installed with Four Matching Fixtures When Theater Opened in 1931


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A month after it was stolen from the Arlington Theatre's entryway, an antique glass lamp — originally installed with four matching fixtures when the theater opened in 1931 — is still missing.

One of the original 1931 lamps hanging above the Arlington Theatre's front doors
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Paul Wellman

One of the original 1931 lamps hanging above the Arlington Theatre's front doors

According to Arlington manager Karen Killingsworth, the lamp was plucked from the ceiling in front of the far right entrance doors on Christmas Eve. It was removed cleanly, she said, with no damage to the building. Police took a report but have little to go on.

The lamp, which was made with Depression glass of various, unique colors, has proven difficult to replace, said Killingsworth. She explained the theater has increased its security measures to prevent another theft, but declined to go into details.

If anyone has information on the incident or the lamp's whereabouts, they are encouraged to contact Killingsworth at (805) 963-4408.

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