State Theatre

17 Patton Avenue,
Asheville, NC 28801

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Previous Names: Strand Theatre

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State Theatre

The Strand Theatre was opened in August 2, 1915. It was renamed State Theatre on February 14, 1934.

The ‘Strand’ name was later used on the theatre located at 36 Biltmore Avenue, now known as the Fine Arts Theatre which is the only cinema still operating in downtown Asheville.

Contributed by Mark Huffstetler

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kencmcintyre on May 27, 2007 at 9:34 pm

Here is an undated photo. Note the law office directly above the theater. I hope they got a break on the rent:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 27, 2012 at 3:50 am

The August 28, 1915, issue of The Moving Picture World said that the Blomburg Amusement Company’s new Strand Theatre on Patton Avenue at Lexington in Asheville had opened earlier that month.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 2, 2012 at 5:23 am

Here is a fresh link to what I believe is the 1924 photo of the Strand that lostmemory linked to earlier.

rivest266 on August 21, 2016 at 5:39 am

Grand opening ads from August 2nd, 1915 as Strand and February 14th, 1934 as the State in the photo section.

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