State Theatre

710 11th Street,
Lawrenceville, IL 62439

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The Palace Theatre opened in 1924. It was a smaller theatre than the Avalon Theatre on the same street. It was remodeled in 1942 and renamed the State Theatre. It closed in 1952.

Contributed by Chuck Van bibber

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 10, 2014 at 7:20 pm

This weblog post from the Lawrence County Historical Society has two photos of the Avalon Theatre at 716 11th Street. The second of them is a view looking north along the east side of 11th Street toward State Street. I believe the Palace Theatre is in the last building on the block. There is a marquee and vertical sign, but I can’t quite make out the name on the vertical. That building must be at 710 11th Street, though, as it is about three doors north of the Avalon.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Google’s camera car didn’t travel along 11th Street, so I’ve set Street View to look along the block. The State Theatre was in the first building facing 11th Street, next to the small park on the corner. The Avalon Theatre was in the third building on the block.

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