State Theatre

506 W. University Avenue,
Gainesville, FL 32601

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The State Theatre opened in 1945 with seating listed at 825.

Closed in 2000 and has since been repurposed to use as an office supply store with the entrance moved to the NW 6th Street side. Any further information on the State Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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irvl
irvl on February 2, 2010 at 5:53 am

I saw PORGY AND BESS there in 1960. I remember that the screen had a huge tear in it on the lower left side.

russell
russell on November 1, 2013 at 11:57 am

According to a 7/4/69 Gainesville Sun newspaper article, the State Theater, now an art and foreign film house, would close July 15, 1969 after showing “War and Peace.”

russell
russell on November 1, 2013 at 11:59 am

Oh, and the address was what is now 506 West University Avenue. To the best of my memory, the office supply store a block away was once a dry cleaning plant.

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