609 Congress Street,
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The State Theatre opened on 8th November 1929 and was designed in a semi-Atmospheric/Spanish style. The original seating capacity was for 2,300. It operated as a first run movie house until the late-1960’s, when it became a porn theater.
In 1989, the theatre was closed and fell into disrepair. By the mid-1990’s, the theatre was saved and restored. It closed for a brief time after its restoration and was reopened by new owners as a performing arts and concerts venue.
Closed again in early-2007, it was the last of the movie palaces left in the city of Portland, Maine.
The State Theatre re-opened in October 2010 as a concert and live performance venue.
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