Beale Street Theatre

304 Beale Street,
Kingman, AZ 86401

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dansdriveintheater on November 28, 2018 at 6:41 pm

now called the beale street theater please update

BST_KatieKint on October 29, 2018 at 12:58 am

The parking situation is not a huge worry for this theater. There is a lot of parking on adjacent streets, not far, very walkable. Since it will still be a relatively small venue, we don’t expect to have many problems of that nature, no more than there were when the State Theater first opened. There has recently been a beautiful new mural painted on the back of the building as part of a local “Art Alley” project. The theater should be reopening sometime in the next couple of years, as fundraising is a slow, but ongoing process.

BST_KatieKint on May 30, 2017 at 3:58 pm

The renovation is going on, slowly as funds must be raised as we go. There are theatrical productions being presented in other venues to raise funds for the project. The next one is “Peter Pan” in June at Kingman High School. An animation of the projected renovated theater can be seen at

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm

The State Theatre’s entrance was on Beale Street, so its address should be 304 Beale.

Senorsock on May 11, 2016 at 6:59 pm

Still don’t know how a renovation is going to work considering the parking situation around the theatre, but more power to them as they try to restore this old house! Here’s a link to the story:

KingmanAz on May 6, 2016 at 12:13 am

I moved to Kingman in 1980 and view many movies in this theater. Around 1983 a new theater was constructed (not by the same owners) and this one was closed. We also had a drive-in movie theater to the north of the community. In reference to a recent article (4/26/2016) in the Kingman Daily Miner…“Effort under way to breathe new life into old theater”. The building has been sold and a local group wants (and will) to restore and turn this facility to a place for performing arts. I praise them for their endeavors to make this possible. This Saturday May 7th 5-8 at the Old Elks Lodge (4th & Oak St) Downtown Kingman there will be a fundraiser for renovating the theatre. Please come and support this great project!! It is wonderful to see this historical building come back to life as the Route 66 Beale Street Theater aka State Theater. For more information go to

DavidDymond on September 5, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Harry L. Nace was a Paramount Theater operating partner in this territory!!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 4, 2013 at 2:05 pm

The April, 2009, issue of Mohave Memories says that the State Theatre was built by Harry Nace and opened in September, 1939. It was designed by Phoenix architects Alexander & Burton, and was erected by local contractors I.M. George and W.S. Ford.

The newsletter doesn’t say when Lang’s Theatre closed (it opened in 1917), but the impression I’ve gotten from various sources is that it closed around the time the State opened. Movies had been shown in Kingman as early as 1907, at the Elk’s Hall.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm

The October, 2012, issue of the Mohave Museum of History & Arts newsletter, Mohave Memories, indicates that the State Theatre at Kingman was in operation by 1940. In 1946, Ira Rawlings was the name of the manager.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 20, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Jan 6 1970 has “7th Voyage of Sinbad"and "GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD”.For years this theatre played Double features everyday.

kencmcintyre on April 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm

I think this is part of the theater building:

cahammoaz on January 23, 2010 at 7:38 pm

still looking for investors or sponsers call 928-565-1659

cahammoaz on December 17, 2007 at 3:54 pm

the Movies is now closed here in Kingman,az. i am thinkin about a Drive-in theater. any ideas?

Senorsock on May 25, 2007 at 11:53 pm

I’ve seen this theater and it would take a lot of money to claen it up and get it back in shape again. It would be nice to have it as a perfroming arts center as part of a downtown revival, but like downtown Kingman, it is off the beaten trail, has no parking and would have a very small lobby. It’s hard to beat the Movies of Kingman, since their top ticket is about $5. Who ended up with the winning bid?

cahammoaz on February 18, 2007 at 10:55 am

Hello everyone

thank you for all the input i have receved. but i am still haveing owner probloms here, as of last monday. but i am still persuing this venture. i am looking for help still. i could use finance help. but i am not asking for a handout, for i know any bussiness is one that takes time, and a love for the time we love are buildings. i had seen this building Dec 23,2006. thought how nice it would be to bring her back as a theater and multi use place. sure its not in the best of shape, but i have looked beond the scars. i have found a wonderful ladie and guy in Il. that have been kind to my for a month now. Thank you Mark and Bev. you have great equipment, that will work great for my ( future ) lady here. i know its one day at a time here.

ki am thankful for what time i have had here to enjoy post’s and stories for everyones love for the arts. old buildings are dieing each day around us. and i have a feeling here for the (State Theater ) here in Kinman. is on her last days. i had placed a bid, with other biders also

i do not know what will be of the property if the other bider wins this war.

ok i have rambled on to much here

Thank you all again

Christopher A. Hammontree

Kingman,Arizona U.S.A.


cahammoaz on January 24, 2007 at 10:10 am

been looking for a screen and walkway lighting. anyone have any links i can go to?

Thanks Chris

cahammoaz on January 4, 2007 at 6:13 pm

i set a my space site for this building

kencmcintyre on January 4, 2007 at 4:15 pm

I spent the night in Kingman on my LA to Chicago Route 66 trip this summer. I wasn’t aware of the theater, though.

cahammoaz on January 4, 2007 at 4:08 pm

I now have some photo’s of this building, if any one wants them. or any more info baout the area

Chris H.

cahammoaz on January 4, 2007 at 12:27 pm

thank you for the info Chris

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 1, 2007 at 9:44 am

The Film Daily Yearbook;1950 edition gives the address of the State Theatre as 200 N. 4th Street, Kingman. AZ and a seating capacity of 466.

cahammoaz on January 1, 2007 at 9:13 am

Hello Chris Hammontree here. Kingman,Az. I have been in this building 12/06. The great room has had servral roof leaks now. i will get a photo for this page when i get a chance.

My Partner and i live here in Kingman. My email addy is as follows

looking to hear more about this old town building,which is For sale now

Chris H.