State Theatre

Taunton, MA

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Information would be appreciated on this lost theatre in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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mistertopps on June 12, 2007 at 4:12 pm

This was an 8-plex theatre that showed 2nd run films. During the month of february, every film was 99 cents. I remember seeing Jurrasic Park here way after it had left the theatre. My friends and I would also spend entire days at this theatre, either movie-hopping, or just purchasing 2nd tickets because they were so inexpensive. I saw insane double features such as “Hideaway” with “Shawshank Redemption” and “Drop Zone” with “Stargate.” It was never crowded— in fact, most of the time I went there it was just me and my friends. No wonder there’s no information about it on this site.

JonathanInRandolph on August 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm

where was this place located in taunton?

DonMcKinnon on June 15, 2013 at 9:41 am

Yea, I’m confused the Posting says 1 screen, a poster says it was an 8-plex. There are two possibilities I can think of. Near the Green and right off of it, are two buildings that have facades that look like former theater buildings. First is right on Main St. its where Homes for Troops is now, and it was a church a decade ago. The other location is on Trescott St. A building that was recently converted to appartments had the old movie marquee style front. There were two other multi plex theaters in Taunton. The first one closed right after Regal opened up at the Silver City Galleria, it was located on Broadway and was really in Raynham, right on the line. The Building still stands, it was first a Furniture shap, now its a John Deer dealer. The other was on Route 44 Winthrop St. right next to the Shaws. Again, the Building still stands, but it been converted to a Dollar Tree.

Hornpour33 on September 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm

The State was in the Whittenton section. Most probably on Bay St. My mother went there and had mentioned it in passing. She was born in 1916 and lived on Lawrence St.

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