State Theatre

1603 11th Avenue,
Altoona, PA 16601

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State Theater at night.

The Victoria Theatre was opened in the early-1900’s. It was renamed State Theatre on September 19, 1925. It was still open in 1961. It was demolished in 1972.

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teecee on August 29, 2005 at 5:13 am

A Marr & Colton organ was installed in this theatre in 1925.

Patsy on November 28, 2005 at 4:39 pm

What a nice b/w photo of this theatre that had a Marr & Colton organ in 1925. What is the current status of this theatre other than just being ‘closed’?

trailerfan on November 11, 2008 at 2:08 pm

During an urban renewal project, the State theater was
demolished in 1972.

rivest266 on October 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm

This opened on September 19th, 1925.

CSWalczak on July 25, 2012 at 2:03 am

This appears to be the photo to which Patsy refers in her comment of of November, 2005

DavidZornig on September 1, 2018 at 9:07 pm

The State Theater was originally the Victoria Theatre, possibly as early as 1900-1915. It was still the Victoria Theatre in July 1922, per an Altoona Mirror article about a wedding held there. It also had the Victoria Pool Hall in the basement. Two images added of the Victoria Theatre that clearly show it was the same building as the State Theater.

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