Jewett City’s State Theatre to Reopen
JEWETT CITY, CT — The State Theatre, which closed in April 2003, is nearly finished with a year’s worth of renovations and is expected to reopen under new ownership this April, according to this report in the Norwich Bulletin.
The former Jewett City Cinemas closed when the Welch Theatres chain went bankrupt. The owner of the building has decided to operate this small-town twin cinema despite competition from a 12-screen multiplex that will open a few miles up the road this fall.
The State, originally opened as a single screen in 1939, has undergone renovations to its auditoriums, lobby, and projection booth that will give future State moviegoers a truly 21st century experience.