State Theatre

110 N. Brown Street,
Rhinelander, WI 54501

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State Theatre

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This old movie palace is located in downtown Rhinelander on Brown at River. Once a large single screen that has been converted to a four screen. It still has its original marquee with tons of neon and flashing bulbs. Large letters in neon spell out “State” on the front of the marquee.

It has a small lobby and concession stand. A dropped ceiling covers over all the original decor of the lobby. In the auditoriums all the old decor has also been covered over in the conversion to the four screen. It features first run features and has assistive listening devices and is handicap accessible.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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mistertom on July 16, 2005 at 5:19 am

After my car had a massive electrical failure up in the north woods, I was towed to Rhinelander and had to wait a week for parts to arrive at the dealer. Each night, I went to the State and watched the most amazing movie: Blade Runner. I was alone and scared and running out of money – but that theater and that movie kept me sane.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 23, 2007 at 2:41 am

A Barton theater organ size 2/6 was installed in the State Theater in 1926.

Broan on October 9, 2007 at 6:39 am

Recent photos of this theatre are HERE

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 21, 2007 at 5:32 pm

This is another recent photo of the State Theater. on January 11, 2012 at 1:42 am

This postcard image (1920s?) shows a different marquee.

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