State Theatre

107 Columbus Avenue,
Sandusky, OH 44870

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The Sandusky State Theatre, Inc., is a non-profit 501 c-3 Organization, dedicated to the preservation of the State Theatre as an historic landmark and community cornerstone that serves the people of the greater Sandusky region by presenting programs of artistic, education and social merit.

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Patsy
Patsy on April 1, 2006 at 4:23 pm

What’s the status of this theatre now?

jukingeo
jukingeo on May 4, 2006 at 5:53 pm

Hello

No, this theatre is not for sale. I checked into that.

PATSY—As an answer to your question, the State Theatre will re-open. I found this information out directly from the Erie County Chamber of Commerce.

JG

jukingeo
jukingeo on May 4, 2006 at 6:54 pm

Hello

CHUCK1231—I am sorry, I don’t know the particulars on why it closed. When I found out it was closed last fall, I looked into it’s possible sale. So I contacted the Erie County Chamber of Commerce and they informed me that the State Theatre is not for sale and will reopen. As for function, I believe it was a combo theatre that catered both to live acts and movies. I am assuming that it will return to that function. The Chamber didn’t give me a time frame of when it will re-open. So I just hope the theatre is in good hands. It is a nice looking building.

JG

jukingeo
jukingeo on August 6, 2007 at 5:07 am

Hello Lost,

Is that a recent picture?

Hasn’t this theatre reopened yet????

I know they been having problems getting a decent person to run this place…but if it hasn’t reopened yet, there is something serious going on over there. What more is that I would be concerned about this theatre’s future.

JG

It is a beautiful theatre and I do hope that it does reopen.

jukingeo
jukingeo on August 6, 2007 at 3:32 pm

Hello Lost….

Ahhh, that is MUCH better. Always like to see something on the marquee. So that means they are open again. That is a good thing. I do hope that the place is in the right hands this time around. A couple years ago they had some financial botching and they closed for a while.

The only thing worse than a blank marquee is one that says “Closed”, “Out of Business”, and the infamous “Temporarily Closed” (a nod to the reverse side of the Styx Paradise Theatre album).

Geo

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 20, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Also a Sandusky Theatre advertised in 1911 and onwards, but no other corroborating information seems to be available.

RubyTrio
RubyTrio on September 8, 2010 at 3:17 pm

My great aunts were in vaudeville and played in Sandusky at the State Theatre. I believe it was the Schine’s State Theatre. This was in April, 1929.

sam siklas
sam siklas on March 2, 2012 at 10:06 am

The Sandusky State theater had a Page 3/8 organ installed in 1928. This organ’s main cable was accidentally cut during remodeling work. It was unplayable as of 2005. However, the pipes are being attended to, and the cable is being readied for reconnection. The console is going for restoration to a qualified shop in Indiana. It is expected that the Page will be back in full use sometime later this year.

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