State Theatre

207 Wyoming Avenue,
Scranton, PA 18503

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The State Theatre was opened by Comerford Theaters Inc. in December 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

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 22, 2007 at 9:39 pm

A Kimball theater organ was installed in the State Theater in 1921.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 5, 2013 at 3:01 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 10, 2014 at 11:25 pm

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.

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