State Theater

530 South Main Street,
Elkhart, IN 46516

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Exterior (1943)

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The State Theater dates back to at the least the 1940’s and was still operating until 1979 or later. After closing the building was used as a church. In 2008 the building became home to a bar/restaurant named the Mad Anthony Brewing Company.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 13, 2009 at 2:33 am

The June 9, 1951, issue of Boxoffice said that N.N. Bernstein, operator of the State, had closed the theater on May 26, with no plans to reopen. Bernstein closed three additional houses the same weekend, in Hammond, Indiana, and in Waukegan and Harvey, Illinois. He cited losses due to competition from television and drive-in theaters.

The item also noted that the State had been built in 1940, and had opened in August of that year.

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