Panasonic Upgrades Rosemont Theatre Outdoor LED Display
Chicago’s ticket to lavish, world-class entertainment and unforgettable experiences raises awareness and brings more impact with upgraded and enlarged outdoor sign
Chicago, Illinois, May 10, 2013 – Panasonic Eco Solutions North America announced it has upgraded the exterior of the Rosemont Theatre (formerly Akoo Theatre) with a new outdoor Marquee LED sign. This installation marks another completed phase under its renovation project with the Village of Rosemont.The new sign measures nine feet high and 18 feet wide and offers clear, easy viewing and reading both from close and a distance. Panasonic was contracted to engineer and install the entire system within a limited time frame in order to meet the theater’s event schedule.
The Rosemont Theatre is located between the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center and the MB Financial Park at Rosemont, and is Chicago’s ticket to lavish Broadway musicals, full-scale productions and world-class entertainers. With highly acclaimed extra-wide aisles, on-site parking and superior sound and audio quality, the theatre presents unforgettable shows and experiences.
“We host a range of events from Lady Gaga to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and by having Panasonic install this new, larger and easy to read display, we will provide greater visibility for our scheduled events to enhance awareness, bringing bigger audiences to our world-class entertainment,” said Pat Nagle, executive director of the Rosemont Theatre and the Allstate Arena. “Panasonic was very detail-oriented in the approach, and gave special consideration to our needs throughout the process.”
To install the new LED sign and accommodate the larger board within the existing structure, Panasonic had to remove the current amber LED and raise the static logos on the building. The installation also required Panasonic to upgrade the control system with an integrated wireless data solution to eliminate hard-wire related issues and potential damage from the outdoor elements all in time for the theater’s established event schedule.
“Even with four days of snow while configuring the control system and commissioning the outdoor LED sign, Panasonic was able to stay on the customer’s rigid schedule,” said Richard Ballard, VP of Sales, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. “The new sign is much larger, and together with the wireless data and control system solution, we have been able to provide the theatre with a more effective way to inform the public of their events with enhanced visibility and even more impact.”
About the Village of Rosemont
Incorporated in 1956, and located between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and the City of Chicago, the Village of Rosemont, Illinois, is one of the nation’s premier case studies in community ingenuity. With a population of 4,000, the village’s leadership has created a top meeting/convention/tradeshow and entertainment center, hosting an average 50,000 visitors a day.
About Panasonic Eco Solutions North America
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company provides a full range of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions including the planning, implementation, financing, and maintenance to corporate and private sector organizations in both the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about the company and its eco solutions, visit www.panasonic.com/ecosolutions.
Aaron Fowles (Panasonic)
Dan Unger (Panasonic)