State Theater

712 E. Broad Street,
Richmond, VA 23219

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 16, 2013 at 2:10 am

A building permit for alterations to this house, under the name State Theatre, was issued in 1948, with A. O. Budina listed as the architect.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 15, 2013 at 10:25 pm

A permit for the Broadway Theatre was issued in 1918. The theater was designed by Carneal & Johnston, and commissioned by A. L. Strauss. The contractor was the J. T. Wilson Company.

Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on July 7, 2012 at 12:26 pm

No, Loew’s never operated the State. I used to work there until it closed in 1981, and it was operated by Neighborhood Theatres, Inc.

kseward on May 18, 2009 at 7:39 pm

1978 clipping of newspaper ads for State and other Richmond-area Neighborhood Theatres:

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 11, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Small picture of the State sandwiched between the National and Colonial in this photo, dating from the early 1960s, judging from the cars on the street.

Also interesting is this newsreel clip from 1933 (missing its soundtrack, alas) of the opening of the State. Mostly close-up shots.