State Theater

1316 Texas Avenue,
Lubbock, TX 79401

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State Theater ... Lubbock Texas

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The State Theatre was opened December 15, 1946. It was closed in 1979.

Contributed by Don Lewis

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irpworks
irpworks on August 29, 2007 at 3:20 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 29, 2007 at 11:02 pm

A Great photo of the State is here:

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DonLewis
DonLewis on March 29, 2008 at 7:11 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 5:39 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 13, 2011 at 10:53 pm

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 13, 2011 at 10:55 pm

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 2:48 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.

Robert Verkler
Robert Verkler on November 5, 2014 at 7:04 am

I was the projectionist at the State in 1970 before moving on to the Arrnett Benson and none of the movies I showed while there were Spanish language.

DonLewis
DonLewis on November 5, 2014 at 10:54 am

Hi Robert Verkler. I always enjoy the accuracy of first hand comments.

I wonder if you were ever a projectionist in my hometown, Brownfield. The Rialto in particular. If so we may have friends in common from the 1960s and I would really appreciate making contact with you.

Don Lewis

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