State Theater

204 E. Main Street,
Bellevue, OH 44811

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State Theater

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The State Theater was a gift shop a few years ago.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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richhd5 on May 8, 2007 at 8:01 pm

In 1989 I had occasion to enter this theater when a client of mine was proposing to use it for a retail location. The seats had been removed but the deco interior was intact. A carbon arc projector was sitting on the main floor and the original popcorn machine was still in the lobby. The main theater is entered through an adjoining long narrow building and seems to be housed in a building considerably older than the theater.

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Lost Memory on March 16, 2008 at 11:08 pm

The State Theater building is vacant and for sale. Location is East Main Street. This is the real estate website. Place a checkmark in the box next to “Commercial” and click the icon where it reads “Areas”. In the new window, place a checkmark next to Bellevue, click OK and click on Submit. Its complicated but I can’t find a way to link directly to the theater listing. The real estate claims, “The old State Theatre has original seating, silver screen and projector”.

kencmcintyre on March 17, 2008 at 12:29 am

LM, I followed your instructions and lifted this photo from the ad. The theater is partially visible on the left, next to the bank. I think the status should be changed to unknown:

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Lost Memory on March 17, 2008 at 7:57 am

I think its a package deal. You get the bank and the theater. After seeing the photos, the seat count above giving 1149 seats seems excessive. This theater couldn’t have had more than 400-500 seats.

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Lost Memory on March 17, 2008 at 10:16 pm

In 1950 the seat count was 350 seats.

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Lost Memory on June 2, 2008 at 11:43 am

The address is:

204 East Main Street
Bellevue, OH 44811

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Lost Memory on November 6, 2009 at 3:13 pm

This is another 1982 photo.

coriolanus on February 18, 2014 at 6:35 pm

The former State theatre building has now been demolished.

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