209 N. 4th Street,
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Another old small town movie palace that opened in 1922 and seated 702. Not as big or elaborate as the Halloran Theatre around the corner but beautiful just the same. It was a rather narrow building but seated 300 in the balcony and 402 on the main floor. It was remodeled on July 25, 1946 when it reopened as the Sonsa Theatre. In November 1949 it was renamed Sate Theatre. The two story front was lined with beige and red-brown enameled metal panels and three sets of narrow windows lined with glass blocks that ran from near the top of the building to the top of the marquee. The marquee was round and had STATE in red neon on each side.
The interior was nice but again no where near as elaborate at the Halloran Theatre. The walls were lined with a tapestry material and the floors up to the carpeting was the same white marble as the front of the theatre. The auditorium had a small stage and proscenium with red velvet drapes over the screen. When the theatre closed all the marble was removed from the front of the building. Today the theatre sits stripped down to its red brick and boarded up tight.
It was twinned in the 1980’s and closed in March 1997.
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