State Theater

105 E. Stephenson Street,
Freeport, IL 61032

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paulnelson on November 30, 2014 at 12:53 am

Handsome art deco proscenium and ceiling.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 29, 2014 at 10:02 pm

An advertisement in the January 14, 1948, issue of the Freeport Journal-Standard said that the New State Theatre would open the following day.

DavidZornig on October 3, 2013 at 10:12 pm

I forgot to add the name of the person who posted the 3 B&W 1948 photos, that I re-posted in the Photos Section above. They were originally posted by Crystal Cheeseman Roling Porter to the “You know you’re from Freeport if…” Facebook page.

Andy69 on October 1, 2006 at 6:17 am

I recall this theater closing sometime in the Spring of 1986, with “To Live And Die In L.A.” being the last feature shown there. I’d seen “Jagged Edge” at this theater just a couple of months before that, for an admission price of $1.50. There may have been a half dozen other patrons in the theater for this showing, which made the interior of the theater appear positively cavernous. I’d seen “Day Of The Dead” at this theater in the late Summer of ‘85 and that feature played to a nearly empty house, as well, so it didn’t surprise me much when I found out the theater had shut down less than a year later.