State Theatre

61 N. Reading Avenue,
Boyertown, PA 19512

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Classic, typical small town movie theatre which has been in continuous operation since December 12, 1912, when it originally opened as the Lyric Theatre.

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Lawrence on January 28, 2004 at 8:51 pm

Just stopped by this movie house 2 weeks ago. Its running single features and charging $1.50 Before 6pm and $2.50 afterwards.
Very neat and clean looking from the outside looking into the lobby.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 20, 2008 at 7:00 am

The Lyric Theatre was built in 1912 as a replacement for the Rhoads Opera House, which had been destroyed by a fire in 1908 that killed 171 patrons. During the Depression, the Lyric was re-named the State and continued as the only cinema in Boyertown. In October of this year, the State was purchased by Kevin Rhude and wife Dawn, who intend to turn it into a community entertainment center, according to an article in the November 10, 2008 issue of the Reading Eagle. Plays, musicals, concerts, and other “live” performances will be offered, alongside second-run movies. The renovations are expected to start next spring for a summer re-opening.

StateTheatre19512 on December 29, 2013 at 9:05 pm

The State Theatre shows weekly movies. Admission is $5. It is also a venue for live events weekly. The schedule is online at

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