With a cloth and a spray bottle in hand, Sandra Wicker began a careful polishing, one by one, of some of the 33,000 crystals that make up the magnificent chandelier that hangs in the Pabst Theater.

The first of a crew of volunteers to arrive at the Downtown theater shortly after dawn Tuesday morning, Wicker braved frigid temperatures to take part in the cleaning of chandelier, which has sparkled in the upper reaches of the theater since being installed in 1976.