State Theatre

316-318 Runnels Street,
Big Spring, TX 79720

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State Theatre

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This run-down building opened as the State Theatre in around 1942. The facade is simple, but unusual in that it is native limestone, with large fossil shells in it. The marquee is boarded over, the vertical has been painted light blue, and all the neon is broken. The central feature of the facade was covered in blue and yellow tile, but this has nearly all either fallen off or been stolen. Another wreck on Big Spring’s depressing streets.

Contributed by Seth Gaines

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Seth
Seth on October 13, 2004 at 7:08 pm

Forgot to thank Charles VanBibber for help with the ID on this one.

calc
calc on December 30, 2004 at 3:37 pm

anyone have any info on this theatre? maybe also how many people it sat at one time?

malcolmdbc39
malcolmdbc39 on November 5, 2014 at 8:18 pm

In later years this theater was known as the RX-70. I believe it had something to do with being remodeled in the 70’s. The current owner said everything inside had been removed.

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