State Theatre

69 South Main Street,
London, OH 43140

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State Theatre

The State Theatre opened December 25, 1936 with Joe E. Brown in “Earth Worm Tractors”. By 1950 it was operated by Chakeres Theaters Inc. It was closed in 2010 needing of funds to purchase a digital projector. This was achieved and it reopened in July 30, 2015.

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Keith on February 6, 2011 at 2:12 pm

amazing remodel. check the website for pictures.

Keith on February 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm

pic of the outside. was not part of the remodel.
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Keith on November 25, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Opened Christmas day 1936 with the Joe E. Brown film Earth Worm Tractors.

Keith on February 8, 2013 at 8:20 am

Closing because they can’t afford the switch to digital. They will have special screenings of classic films. Too bad after gutting it a few years ago and making a great place to see movies.

rivest266 on January 25, 2014 at 11:37 am

Website still showing “Skyfall”

AdmiralAcbon on May 27, 2015 at 7:19 pm—2

bmancfry on October 20, 2015 at 5:26 pm

The London State Theater reopened under new ownership in July 2015 after a successful crowd-funding campaign to raise money for a digital projection system. The new owners have improved what was already a finely restored classic theater. Along with the new digital projector the new owners have also upgraded the screen and sound system and have expanded the menu offerings with restaurant quality fare including wine and beer. London is lucky to have this gem!

Keith on February 5, 2016 at 8:46 am

The facade has been brightened up. The building is white with yellow awning and red state letters. The new owner said he was finally taking a day off after 6 months. He showed an employee how to use the projector. Drove from Columbus and was not disappointed.

Keith on June 29, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Celebrating one year reopened July 30 with Duck Soup.

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