State Wayne Theater

35310 W. Michigan Avenue,
Wayne, MI 48184

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State Wayne Theater

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The State Theater 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 Theater 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 Theaters 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 and in 2015 was playing first run movies.

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Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on January 27, 2008 at 7:00 am

State Wayne Movie Listings:

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JackCoursey on July 24, 2010 at 8:46 pm

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

CSWalczak on November 17, 2012 at 7:29 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).

CoryJacobson on March 1, 2015 at 4:03 pm

We are pleased to announce that in September of 2014 the Classic State Wayne Theatre building was purchased by Phoenix Theatres from the City of Wayne. A complete upgrade of the seating was made and the theatre now features 100 percent fully reclining electric seats, plus carpeted auditoriums. Additionally, auditorium 3 & 4 were given larger pictures sizes for a new wall to wall digital image.

JackCoursey on March 2, 2015 at 8:18 am

Does anything remain of the original auditorium or was it gutted when it was divided into four venues?

CoryJacobson on March 5, 2015 at 3:49 pm

The split that was done in the 1990’s by the City of Wayne was reasonably done. The ceiling is untouched and the split could be easily removed if it was economically reasonable to do so.

CoryJacobson on November 4, 2015 at 3:19 pm

State Wayne Marquee Goes Green

CoryJacobson on November 4, 2015 at 3:23 pm

State Wayne Celebrates “Rockytober”

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