State Theater

209 West Dixie Avenue,
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

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State Theater, Elizabethtown

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Once the largest theater in Elizabethtown, the historic State Theater opened in 1942, and was closed in 1982 with the movie “ET-The Extra Terrestrial”, forty years after it first opened.

In 2009, the State Theater has been reopened and restored to its original appearance, and features live entertainment.

Contributed by Randi Skaggs

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 14, 2007 at 8:06 pm

Here is the website for the State Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 15, 2007 at 3:46 pm

This is a recent photo of the State Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 29, 2007 at 9:33 pm

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998

State Theatre (added 1998 – Building – #98001492)
Also known as HD-E-278
209 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Murphy, T.J., and Sons
Architectural Style: Art Deco
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Local Gov’t
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 6, 2007 at 12:56 am

Here is a nice recent photo of the State Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 24, 2008 at 5:23 pm

This is an updated link for the State Theater website.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 30, 2009 at 3:16 am

A 2009 photo of the State can be seen here.

Scott on August 12, 2010 at 10:39 pm

It is a nice-looking theatre. Though it appears that the underside of the marquee is missing.

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