State Theater

504 N. Main Street,
Clovis, NM 88101

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Although a common name, this State Theatre, which was opened in 1936, featured some uncommon and unique, colorful signage. Its centerpiece was a huge circular column that was covered in glass brick on the front and was trimmed in red and blue on its top. Attached to and protruding from the column was a vertical support that had State spelled out in individual white letters on red circular backgrounds. The theater is still open today, but instead of movies, features live musical acts.

Contributed by Don lewis

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DonLewis
DonLewis on February 18, 2007 at 9:58 pm

The STATE has been added to New Mexico’s National Register of Historic Places.

http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/56526.html

DonLewis
DonLewis on February 18, 2007 at 10:27 pm

A closer look at the STATE’S unique and colorful sign.

www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/394738336

rbrtptrck
rbrtptrck on June 17, 2008 at 4:00 am

^^^^^^^^^^
A 1959 Clovis High School graduate recalls bits about lots of Clovis theatres on this page:
http://www.rednett.com/Bits.html
Search for the two paragraphs beginning
“I remember all the theaters and drive-ins"
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 7, 2010 at 12:46 am

Boxoffice of March, 1988, said that Commonwealth Theatres had closed its State Theatre in Clovis the previous December 18, the same day the circuit’s new North Plains four-plex was opened.

A 1944 Boxoffice item said that E. R. Hardwick, long-time operator of the State, had entered the theater business in 1909 as an usher, and had been in charge of theaters in Clovis since 1913. He became an affiliate of Griffith Theatres in 1933.

rbrtptrck
rbrtptrck on June 22, 2010 at 4:27 am

Does anyone remember an early 1950’s restaurant called The Aristocrat? My parents, Stan and Jo Curkee, ran it. Some women’s clubs held luncheons there. I’d really apreciate any photos of it. , rbrtptrck

rbrtptrck
rbrtptrck on August 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm

My memories of theatres in Clovis and Roswell in the 1950s http://robertpatrickpersonal.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/new-mexico-movie-houses-of-my-youth/

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