State Theater

207-209 N. Main Avenue,
San Antonio, TX 78205

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State Theater

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Opened in around 1915, the Majestic Theater was built by Karl Hoblitzelle’s Interstate Theatres circuit, who appointed architect John Eberson to design one of his earliest Atmospheric style theaters. Here the sky was viewed through lattice work in the ceiling.

When the ‘new’ Eberson designed Majestic Theater opened in 1929, this theater was renamed State Theater. In the 1940’s it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Hoblitzelle & O'Donnell.

The State Theater was closed in the 1950’s and was demolished, to provide parking spaces for the Stowers Furniture Co. store, located next door.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 6, 2009 at 2:11 am

This is from the San Antonio Express, dated 12/16/35:

At the close of the current showing of John Wayne in “Westward Ho,” Monday, the State Theater will close to allow for extensive remodeling. The theater will be completely renovated, redecorated and painted, recarpeted throughout and new seats of latest type installed.

The theater will reopen Christmas Day and will present on their opening program Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Wallace Beery in “China Seas”, the thrilling red-blooded drama of adventure and romance in the Orient along the China coast. The feature will be augmented with a carefully chosen group of featurettes.

atmos
atmos on August 28, 2012 at 8:46 am

This theatre actually opened on 20 Nov 1913.

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