State Theatre

1337 E. Main Street,
Rochester, NY 14609

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State Theatre

Not much is known about this former neighborhood movie house on Main Street East. It was opened around 1926, and by 1941, was part of the Schine Circuit. It was still open in 1950. The fa├žade is completely remodeled, but from the side one can make out that it was once a theatre.

When I was a youngster, my grandmother commented on how lovely it was inside this place. It’s been office space for as long as I can remember. By 2020 it had been converted into housing.

Contributed by Carl

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Patsy
Patsy on April 1, 2006 at 6:57 am

Photos anyone?

kabob2655
kabob2655 on February 24, 2009 at 12:28 pm

i attended movies every week at the state around the late 40,s early50’s……..i remember going to the loews,temple,paramount,palace all on clinton ave and the strand on the corner of plymouth and main….anyone have a complete list of rochester neighborhood theaters?….

ClassicTheater
ClassicTheater on October 21, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Here’s a link to a 2007 photo of what was once the State Theater, built in 1920: View link

fivemile13
fivemile13 on March 3, 2021 at 11:34 am

The State Theater building continued to be used as the Youth Building of the Hillside Children’s Center until 2017. It was refaced and became Warfield Square apartments, named after the family of William Warfield. Rochester is still home to Thomas Warfield, Williams' nephew, who lives a few blocks away.

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