State Theatre

Main Street,
New England, ND 58647

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The State Theatre was a great place to see a movie in the small North Dakota town of New England. If you missed a movie 25 miles away in Dickinson, you could catch it at the State Theatre. The small theater was one of the few places considered popular in the small town.

Closed down during the late-1980’s after the money dried out. The building remained standing for while, but has since been demolished.

Contributed by Melissa Koppinger

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

kencmcintyre on February 6, 2010 at 5:49 pm

I think this one is gone. Take a look at the small building next to the theater in 1987 and a few years ago. The newer photo is around the 700 block of Main Street.

Melissa Koppinger
Melissa Koppinger on February 22, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I guess they finally decided to tear it down. I wasn’t paying much attention the last time I was down there two years ago. So we can say it was torn down maybe about 2007 or so.

kencmcintyre on February 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I think so. The introduction should be updated and status changed to closed/demolished.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 28, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Yes,that would have been great place. I would rather have 100 State theatres than one 20 plex.

TLSLOEWS on June 28, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Nice little theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 6, 2010 at 8:30 pm

It was a Erickson Theatre in the late 50’s operated out of Hettinger.ND.

Melissa Koppinger
Melissa Koppinger on December 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm

My great-grandfather in the later years was the movie camera operator for the State and because of it we had no problem getting in free to the movies. Saw Annie in the State because we missed it at Cine 3 in Dickinson.

Chris1982 on July 15, 2014 at 11:42 pm

The State Theatre opened in 1931 with seating at that time given at 250. Prior to 1931 New England had two other theatres, the Grand Theatree and the Rialto Theatre.

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