“Restored to its Past Glory”

03 Jun

“On October 15th, 1938, Warner Brothers opened The State Theatre as a test market for new films. The state-of-the-art cinema was built in record-time — just four months — for a whopping $70,000. “The Sisters” starring Errol Flynn and Bette Davis was the film on opening day. Adult admission was 30 cents for matinees, 35 cents after 5 p.m. Children’s tickets cost just 15 pennies.”

“As it approaches the 80th anniversary of its opening, the State Theatre has been recognized as a State College historic site.”…

— Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    October 20, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    The Sisters at The State – Eightieth Anniversary of Both.…


  2. Gentleman Tim

    October 20, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    The State Theatre was opened as a Warner Brothers theatre on October 15th 1938 and spent 63 years as a cinema before closing in 2001. It reopened as a non-profit performing arts center in 2006, and is now celebrating the 80th anniversary throughout the month of October.…