State Theater

101 N. Main Street,
Columbia, IL 62236

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The State Theater dates back to at least 1945. The State Theater closed in the 1950’s.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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stevedj_98 on January 2, 2016 at 8:26 pm

The photo says “1001 N Main St” which is incorrect. The State Theater was closer to “101 N Main St”, which is downtown Columbia, IL.

My mother worked there after WWII. I remember the night the State caught fire in the early 50’s, when I was less than five years old. My parents, brother and I walked to see the fire from our home at 418 N Main St.

I can never remembering it re-opening. I think the building was an insurance agency and other small offices after that.

I never remembering seeing any movies there, so it was probably closed when it burned.

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