State Theater

1316 Texas Avenue,
Lubbock, TX 79401

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Nothing left of this one except the bare face of a brick building.

Contributed by Don Lewis

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irpworks
irpworks on August 29, 2007 at 8:20 am

Many Lubbock theaters shown. El Capitan; Plaza; Clifton; Lindsey; Cactus; Westerner Drive-In; Corral; Broadway; Midway; Plains Drive-In; Arnett-Benson; Arcadia.

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irpworks
irpworks on August 30, 2007 at 4:02 am

A Great photo of the State is here:

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DonLewis
DonLewis on August 31, 2007 at 2:15 am

1964 B&W photo of the STATE donated to the Texas Tech library

J.B. Rhea (Courtesy of Leo Goodsell)

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DonLewis
DonLewis on August 31, 2007 at 2:20 am

1964 B&W photo of the STATE donated to the Texas Tech library by
J.B. Rhea (Courtesy of Leo Goodsell)

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DonLewis
DonLewis on March 29, 2008 at 11:11 pm

A 1972 movie poster from the State Theater in Lubbock advertising a double feature with Bill Cosby and Robert Culp in “Hickey and Boggs” and Lee Van Cleef in “Return of Sabata” here. Poster submitted courtesy of Billy Smith.

shellygonzales
shellygonzales on March 19, 2011 at 9:39 pm

This is no longer just a brick building. It has been transformed. Read about it and see photos in the May/June 2011 issue of Lubbock Magazine. The issue will be on newsstands at the end of April, or you can call 806-766-8792.

matt54
matt54 on July 14, 2011 at 3:53 am

The actual location of the State is next door to the building in the photo at the top of this page. Check the link to a google maps view of 1316 Texas Avenue on my flickr page, and compare it to lostmemory’s Photo 2 link above. http://www.flickr.com/photos/60498020@N05/5935303723/in/photostream

matt54
matt54 on July 14, 2011 at 3:55 am

By the way, this is the theatre where Buddy Holly saw “The Searchers” in 1956, the movie from which he borrowed John Wayne’s catchphrase “That’ll be the day!” to write his famous song of the same name.

Robert Verkler
Robert Verkler on March 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I started as a projectionist at the State in 1970. All newly trained projectionist usuall started at the State. I believe the first movie I showed was Kelly’s Heros. Went on to work the Village and Arnett Benson.

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