State Theater

1412 Farnam Street,
Omaha, NE 68102

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dallasmovietheaters on January 25, 2016 at 10:15 am

Architectural plans by Harry Lawrie of Mendelssohn, Fisher and Lawrie are in photo section.

dallasmovietheaters on January 10, 2016 at 6:29 am

Architected by Harry Lawrie of Mendelssohn, Fisher and Lawrie

Ogthedog on September 22, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Beardbear31, guess a reply five years later is better than never. The Moon Theater was eventually renamed the Town Theater, which in turn was remodeled and renamed the Cooper. That beautiful streetfront was covered with a bland, “modern” facade with the coming of the Cooper, if I remember correctly.

rivest266 on December 4, 2011 at 9:43 am

I have uploaded the grand opening ad as Sun from November 30th, 1916 and as State from September 14th, 1929 as well as a picture of the Sun.

cmartens54 on April 17, 2011 at 1:20 pm

The State Theater was across from the Paxton Hotel, where the downtown library is now located, on the North side of Farnam between 14th and 15th Streets.

mormonpreacher on November 29, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Can someone tell me exactly where on Farnam the State sat? Was it on the north side of the street or the south side? Was it in the same block as the old WOW building, or was it further east?

beardbear31 on September 24, 2006 at 4:56 pm

The Sun Theater was part of a “planetary” theme at the time in naming theaters in Omaha. There was the Sun Theater, the Moon Theater, and the World Theater (later renamed the Omaha Theater). Sorry that I haven’t found out much information about the Moon, perhaps it was renamed also.