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How to watch Hard Rock guitar documentary this weekend

It was the end of an era and a beginning of a new one at once.

When the massive neon guitar marquee at the Hard Rock Café on Paradise Road was taken down in September 2017 after the restaurant closed the year before, an iconic symbol of Las Vegas was threatened to be lost.

But then a crowdfunding campaign helped save the marquee, which eventually was relocated to The Neon Museum, where it’s currently on display.

Now, a new documentary, “Strings of Neon,” tells the tale of how the guitar came to be rescued from the scrap heap. It also details how large neon signs are created, and how the art form became so prevalent in Las Vegas.

The film will air at 1 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sunday; and 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday on KCLV Channel 2, the city’s government access station.

Contact Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476. Follow @JasonBracelin on Twitter.

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