State Theatre

104 E. Ocean Avenue,
Long Beach, CA

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The 1800-seat State Theatre was razed to make way for a mall.

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Simon Overton
Simon Overton on February 13, 2009 at 1:13 pm

My dear friend JOSEPH MUSIL has an amazing collection of 35mm slides, especially of ALL the Long Beach theaters.

If you wish to see them screened in the beautiful surroundings of his fabulous Strand Theatre in his SALON OF THE THEATRES in Santa Ana, Ca., I suggest you call him: 714-667-6959 for an appointment.

Interestingly, Mr. Musil headed the restoration of Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and was manager of the Fox Theatre, Long Beach… Please remember there will be an admission fee. The password is “Simon” and the show will be most memorable!!!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 21, 2009 at 8:07 pm

This is the beach side of the State in 1940, from the LAPL. Most if not all photos show the street side, which admittedly was where the theater entrance was:
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00077/00077455.jpg

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 25, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Another street photo,

trooperboots
trooperboots on December 18, 2009 at 6:26 pm

The ornamental tile work along the top of the Jergins Trust building are still in storage by the city of Long Beach. They are at a storage facility on San Francisco Street. Here are photos of the relics here…
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trooperboots
trooperboots on December 18, 2009 at 6:26 pm

The ornamental tile work along the top of the Jergins Trust building are still in storage by the city of Long Beach. They are at a storage facility on San Francisco Street. Here are photos of the relics here…
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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on September 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm

In Joe Vogals post of 1-18-05 he aked about a photo Christain had posted that looked like the rooftop sign said Loews State, I noticed that too,never saw a reply,was this theatre known as Loews State at one time?

BillCounter
BillCounter on April 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm

The site Card Cow has several nice vintage postcards featuring the State Theatre building:

From the beach:
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A closer view looking north on Pine:
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Looking east along Ocean Dr. — West Coast Theatre in the distance on the left:
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Looking east — closer view – 1936 postmark:
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From the water — 1932 Memorial Auditorium on the right:
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MJuggler
MJuggler on July 6, 2011 at 12:30 am

Address is wrong should be 104 E. Ocean “Blvd” NOT Ave., Long Beach, CA so map is wrong. Should be at the corner of Ocean Blvd and Pine Ave.

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