I work for AMC Theatres on the IT support side. Our family loves movies and have been going to the AMC theatre closest to where we live now since I lived at home umpteen years ago. My mom used to take us kids to the Fork & Screen (dine in & movie) as a special treat. I did the same with my children (same theatre) and now that they are adults they can go on their own. My new husband and I went to the theatre last year over 60 times. We really like movies you might say. When they closed down for 5 months I realized how much we really missed the movies.
They held an associate screening last weekend and asked us to bring a thank you card for the theatre associates. There was a lot of work for the associates to get it ready for the opening including the daily cleaning and extra sanitizing.
Here are a few pictures of my “thank you card”. It is about 14" tall. I hadn’t mixed 2 color acrylic and edgelit clear acrylic before. *
My husband came up with the idea of a slight offset engraving around the popcorn bucket to make it appear to light up and pop out more. The engrave line below the popcorn bucket and the intentional slight elevation of the popcorn bucket above the base allowed for the engraving on the wood to be readable even in the dark.
- IMPORTANT LESSON LEARNED: When using LOCTITE GO2 adhesive with a solid color acrylic and a clear ---- make sure you have a scrap straight piece of acrylic (or a plastic razor blade) and scrape the adhesive completely across the solid color acrylic!! Otherwise when you light it up, it shows exactly where the glue is and isn’t! Making another one (mirrored) for the backside and spreading the glue definitely helped.
Thank you to @hansepe for the settings. The second pass with a lighter touch made an amazing difference.
I brought it up to the Theatre yesterday. The person taking the tickets called a manager over. She saw it and called her boss to come over to see what was at the desk. They were very surprised.
The engraving on the base says “Heartfelt gratitude to all associates for getting us all back to the movies!” I put my name, and title on the back side, “and family” with the month/year that they opened back up.