State Wayne Theater

35310 W. Michigan Avenue,
Wayne, MI 48184

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State Wayne Theater

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The State Wayne was first operated by the Shafers in 1946 for Wayne Amusements. It was just a couple of yards away from the Wayne Theatre in which it was meant to replace.

The State Wayne was originally a single screen theater, later carved in 4 screens, when National Amusements operated the theater.

When the city of Wayne took over the theater, they took out the 2 existing storefronts and filled them in for restrooms.

As part of the agreement when the city took over the State Wayne from National Amusements, they could not show first run movies, only sub run. The theater also has yearly plays put on.

By 2012 it was operated by Phoenix Theatres.

Contributed by Sean Doerr, CharlesVanBibbber

Recent comments (view all 27 comments)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 9, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Chuck….This site has the movie schedule for the State Wayne Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 4, 2009 at 5:26 pm

This is a nice shot of the State Wayne Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 16, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Here is another nice 2009 photo.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on July 24, 2010 at 11:46 pm

The Wayne State is an icon; a remarkable piece of architecture and pure eye candy. A couple of 2010 photos for your pleaure:
Exterior
Lobby

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 21, 2012 at 10:21 am

Renovations described in this 1964 trade article: Boxoffice

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 17, 2012 at 10:29 pm

This theater has been renovated again and digital projection has been installed. View article. The theater is now being operated by Phoenix Theaters (the Michigan company, not Phoenix BIG Cinemas).

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