State Theatre

219 SW 3rd Street,
Corvallis, OR 97333

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Previously operated by: Regal Cinemas, Tri-State Theaters Inc. (OR)

Styles: Spanish Moorish

Previous Names: Oregon State Theatre

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Oregon State Theatre .. Corvallis Oregon

This little gem was converted from the Whiteside Brothers auto garage to a movie theatre, opening as the Oregon State Theatre on May 14, 1931 with Lowell Sherman in “Bachelor Apartment”. Most recently, it was a well-attended discount house in the college town of Corvallis. It was renamed State Theatre in 1974.

In 2001, the bank next door bought it and knocked it down to create an additional nine parking spaces.

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Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

nomoreroger on October 29, 2005 at 5:48 am

I used to go to this theatre when I was in High School in Albany, OR. The movies started out at $0.99 but then got “jacked” up to $1.50 around 1989/90… we used to bring candy from the grocery store and scrounge for money to see a movie. I remember seeing LA Story there with my best friend and laughing pretty hard. Anyway, it is pretty sad that it was demolished for a few parking spots… it wasn’t a magnificent building, but it was a cheap place to see a movie and have fun when I was a kid. Sad to hear that nothing like it exists for kids in that area now…

GaryParks on April 15, 2007 at 6:36 pm

The metal channel letters reading STATE from the marquee are now included in the funky and eclectic interior decor of Corvallis' Avalon Cinema.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 29, 2010 at 8:39 pm

From the 1950s a photograph that captured along with the State Theatre some vintage cars and signs in Corvallis.

rivest266 on March 25, 2018 at 11:10 am

This opened as Oregon State and renamed to State in 1974.

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