Thursday, July 10, 2008

Nitelite Neon

Nitelite Neon

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I liked seeing the turquoise and red of this vintage metal and neon sign for the Nitelite, an old school style dive bar and restaurant in downtown Seattle. It does a good business as its next to the Moore Theatre and is known for its inexpensive drinks. It was used for location shots in two 1991 River Phoenix films, Dog Fight with Lily Taylor, and My Own Private Idaho with Keanu Reeves .


Eric S said...

I love old signs like this one.
Nice shot.

Bibi said...

Isn't it funny how sometimes several people post shots on the same theme, when it isn't even a theme day? Chuck posted a neon shot of a place I know, but I'm not sure where Nitelite is...I'll hunt.

Nice colors here!

Ervin Vice said...

I love old, weird signs. I'm thinking of making a photo project of them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim said...

Eric S, Thank you! So do I. In fact, I've been shooting these sorts of signs for quite awhile and have a set of them at my flicker site.

Bibi, Yes, and that's bound to happen in a city like Seattle with so many GREAT signs to photograph. Chuck posted his the day after this for Skywatch Friday, and it's brilliant with the clouds. I've featured that same diving lass once on SDP last year when my friends in the band The Bittersweets played there, and she's in my Flickr photo sets several times in my set on signs. You'll find this sign on 2nd Ave, just south of the Moore Theatre in the gray area where Belltown meets downtown.

Mr. P., Do it now, because I swear one comes down every week. I watched a shop keep in the Wallingford take down and old shoe repair sign before I could shoot it. Same with the Seal Motel on Aurora. Check out the few Flickr groups that cater to signs and neon signs, too. There are quite a few of us out there trying to document these things from our childhood memories and those of our parents and grandparents! I know you'll do the subject proud and can't wait to see how you'll approach such a project.
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Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" is enjoying the neons you and M. Vespa are posting!

Litsa Dremousis said...

The Nitelite! Long may it reign.

Kitty said...

love the signs!
funny how the '24' has fallen off. Is it no longer open 24 hours a day?

Kitty said...

love the signs!
funny how the '24' has fallen off. Is it no longer open 24 hours a day?