State Theater

300 Central Avenue NW,
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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State Theater ... Albuquerque New Mexico

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This theater was originally known as the Mesa Theater, and stood on Central Avenue at Third Street. The Mesa Theater could seat 350 and is shown as open in the 1935 Film Daily Yearbook. By the early-1940’s it was operated by Hoblitzelle & O'Donnell a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. By 1950 it had been renamed State Theater and was still open in 1955. It has been converted into offices and a restaurant.

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kencmcintyre on November 2, 2006 at 5:13 pm

Note the different address in this 1956 article:

FLUID SITUATION: Flood waters which flowed into the lobby of the
State Theater, 213 Central NW, last night created all sorts of problems. Here, an employee sweeps water out the lobby entrance. Flood waters, brought by the first heavy rain of the season,
flowed into several downtown business establishments.

This 1948 article may account for the discrepancy:

Early Action Due On Branch Bank And New Theater

Construction of a new theater on the Mesa Theater site at 213 West Central and a new branch bank at Candelaria Road and North Fourth moved a step nearer Wednesday. George Tucker of Albuquerque Theaters Inc., said the Mesa Theater has been closed in preparation to demolish the building and the adjoining location, formerly occupied
by Butts Drug, so a new theater can be erected. He said permit for the new theater has not been received, but is expected soon. He estimated the new, larger theater would seat from 900 to 3000 patrons.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on May 3, 2008 at 6:06 pm

A 1974 view of the State Theater in Albuquerque.

paulgarson on May 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm

There are offices on the upper floors and Al’s NYPD Pizza is on the ground level.

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