State Theatre

8 N. State Street,
Westerville, OH 43081

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State Theatre

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The town hall in the center of Westerville served as the first movie theatre in the uptown district, costing no more than a dime and a nickel for a ticket. The State theatre opened in 1927 with a contest featuring a $10 prize, enticing entrants to name the theatre. Since the theatre was on State Street, it was named the State Theatre. The theatre and the marquee atracted many Westerville moviegoers through the years. Sadly, the theatre is now a furniture store.

Contributed by Nathan Baker

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 29, 2005 at 2:09 pm

When did it close? I recall seeing listings for it in the Columbus Dispatch well into the 1970s, when I moved away from the area.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 14, 2008 at 12:56 pm

The State can be seen on the right on this circa 1970 photo:
http://tinyurl.com/6gkdn6

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on January 9, 2009 at 4:04 am

A recent view of the marquee as part of a furniture store can be found here: View link

Keith
Keith on November 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm

This theater still has its proscenium arch and projection room holes.

Keith
Keith on November 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm

The state has a for sale sign up and the amish furniture store is moving up the street next year.

Keith
Keith on November 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Asking price is $850,000!! http://www.krg1.com/property/view.dT?id=177

Keith
Keith on December 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Theatre is for lease.

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