State Theater

2715 N. 5th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19133

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The State Theater was a silent-era theater that opened in 1908 and closed in 1929.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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[Deleted] on December 1, 2004 at 12:17 pm

This theatre actually opened as a small nickelodeon and expanded its seating to 450 when it became a legit ‘nabe’ silent theatre.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 27, 2005 at 12:47 pm

I think that Trepler & Heise were the contractors. This theater was also known as the Star theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 27, 2005 at 1:40 pm

Your choices for making a “mistake” are, tar and feathers or being boiled in oil. This weeks special is boiled in olive oil with a touch of garlic. :) Isn’t it great that we can make a mistake without someone jumping all over us. Its actually enjoyable on here again.

fredbblock on February 19, 2012 at 10:51 pm

The old State Theater on 52th Street that’s where Dione Warwick made her Philly debut in the 1960’s, as I was there. I went to every Uptown Theater R & B show as well as for a time in West Philly at the State Theater! man, am I lucky! Ten to 12 acts on the card I spent an entire evening really digging what was later to be one of the finest memories of growing up in Philly! I am a living in Asia, retired from manufacturing, an Olympic style boxing official..judge etc and jam regularly at Atong Kamalig in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines on Tuesdays!

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