State Theatre

1337 Main Street East,
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 facade 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.

Contributed by Carl

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Patsy on April 1, 2006 at 9:57 am

Photos anyone?

kabob2655 on February 24, 2009 at 3:28 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 on October 22, 2009 at 1:45 am

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

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