State Theater

530 South Main Street,
Elkhart, IN 46516

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 13, 2009 at 3:33 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.