State Theater

153 W. Elm Street,
Nashville, IL 62263

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Functions: Movies

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 618.327.8714
Manager: 618.327.8714

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Nashville, IL's State Theater

Not to be confused with an earlier State Theatre, this State Theater was built and opened on September 29, 1949. The small single-screen State Theater still shows movies. It is located on W. Elm Street near Kaskaskia Street and while it has a very plain fa├žade, its somewhat Art Moderne-style marquee adds a bit of color to the otherwise bland theater building.

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JimmiB on March 7, 2016 at 7:46 am

Came across a history of the State Theater. It’s a bit confusing since apparently the name was used by two different theaters in different eras.

SethG on April 27, 2020 at 9:34 am

According to the history, this theater opened in 1948. It was built by Albert Smith and Alpha Hisey.

Trolleyguy on April 28, 2020 at 8:16 am

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Joe Vogel on June 24, 2021 at 5:33 pm

The October 8, 1949 issue of Showmen’s Trade Review said that the new State Theatre in Nashville, Illinois had opened on September 29.

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