State Theater

719 Congress Avenue,
Austin, TX 78701

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DavidZornig on November 2, 2015 at 2:43 pm

1959 marquee photo added, credit & courtesy of the Austin History Center Facebook page.

trailerjoh on October 11, 2013 at 8:45 pm

To Pawnshop, it is both a movie theater and live theater now. We have a roll down screen and can do digital presentations there now. The blade out front has been restored and turned back on in the first week of Oct. 2013. New neon tubes, wiring and cleaned up and polished face of the blade.

Pawnshop on June 28, 2013 at 2:33 pm

I saw Popeye and Dragonslayer as a double feature there in the mid 1980’s for $1, strange mix. I heard later that the State had been turned into a Heavy Metal club and that made me sad because I assumed that meant that it would be trashed so badly that there would never be movies there again. I was very happy to discover that she is a movie house again and I will catch a film there soon!

matt54 on May 7, 2012 at 3:57 am

It’s too bad that very nice old marquee ca’t be used because of the tree blocking any view of it; I’m just betting that, in Austin, you’d have a hard time getting a permit to cut the tree.

coweyhere on November 6, 2010 at 8:59 pm

A photo from December 2009:

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TLSLOEWS on August 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Very Nice looking theatre.

kencmcintyre on September 3, 2009 at 8:07 pm

The State and Paramount can be seen in this photo:

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 2, 2008 at 9:04 am

A 1990 photo of the closed State Theater in Austin.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 4, 2005 at 11:04 am

The Film Daily Yearbook,1941 gives a seating capacity of 907 for the State Theatre. In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. seating is given as 997.