State Theatre

207 Wyoming Avenue,
Scranton, PA 18503

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

| Street View

The State Theatre was opened by Comerford Theaters Inc. in November 1921. By 1941 it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Frank Walker. The State Theatre was still operating in 1950.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 5, 2013 at 8:01 am

The December 3, 1921, issue of Exhibitors Trade Review noted the recent opening of Michael Comerford’s State Theatre in Scranton. The Miles Theatre, which in 1923 would become Comerford’s Capitol Theatre, had been opened by H. S. Miles about the same time.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 11, 2014 at 4:25 am

Though it gives the address of the proposed theater as 211 Wyoming Avenue, this item from The American Contractor of May 14, 1921, is probably about the State Theatre:

“Theater (M. P.): Abt. $75,000. 2 sty. 40x156. 211 Wyoming av., Scranton, Pa. Archt. Leon Lempert & Son, Cutler bldg., Rochester, N. Y. Owner Comerford Amusement Co.. M. E. Comerford, Regent Theater. Scranton. Gen. contr. let to Breig Bros., Scranton.”
Leon Lempert Jr. designed many theaters for Comerford Amusement Co. during this period.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 23, 2014 at 8:45 pm

The November 7, 1921, issue of The Scranton Republican reported that the opening of the Comerford chain’s new State Theatre the previous Saturday, November 5, had been a great success.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater