State Theater

719 Congress Avenue,
Austin, TX 78701

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trailerjoh
trailerjoh on October 12, 2013 at 4:45 am

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
Pawnshop on June 28, 2013 at 10:33 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
matt54 on May 7, 2012 at 11:57 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
coweyhere on November 7, 2010 at 3:59 am

A photo from December 2009:

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 11, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Very Nice looking theatre.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 4, 2009 at 4:07 am

The State and Paramount can be seen in this photo:
http://tinyurl.com/nrua3u

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 2, 2008 at 5:04 pm

A 1990 photo of the closed State Theater in Austin.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 4, 2005 at 7:04 pm

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.