State Theater

322 Main Street,
Woodland, CA 95695

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 16, 2010 at 1:13 pm

An update on the wrangling over the future of the State and a competing proposal: http://www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_16873031

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 6, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Let us hope that the plan that would include the current State building as part of a new multiplex is the one that succeeds in getting approved. A similar plan helped bring the Alameda Theater in Oakland back to cinema use.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on September 6, 2010 at 10:45 am

Here is another article on the closing:

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Check out the slide show that accompanies the article. This theater could be expanded and re-opened.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 6, 2010 at 7:09 am

The intro currently says the State was built by Redland Theatres. It should read Redwood Theatres.

Also, the article CWalczak linked to on Dec 8, 2009, credits both S. Charles Lee and William B. David with the design of this theater. It’s probably correct. David was connected with Redwood Theatres from the mid-1930s to the mid-1940s, serving as the chain’s construction manager and a vice president.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 6, 2010 at 1:00 am

It is sad to report, but according to a brief mention in this article, this theater is closing as of September 6, 2010 after seventy-three years: View link

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 8, 2009 at 6:53 pm

This article shows a picture of the State not long after its opening before, according to the article, the highway commission forced the theater to remove its original marquee and signage, replacing them with the current rather bland facade that gives little hint that the theater originally was an S. Charles design:
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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 11, 2008 at 10:52 pm

Here are some additional photos, circa 1999:
http://tinyurl.com/ysw3bg

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 20, 2007 at 12:02 pm

Some photographs and details on the State Theater here:
http://insidewoodland.com/state.cfm