State Theater

214 N. Main Street,
Winnsboro, TX 75494

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Functions: Art Gallery, Retail

Previous Names: Amusu Theater

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State Theater ... Winnsboro Texas

Opened prior to 1926 as the Amusu Theater. By 1941 it had been renamed State Theatre. It was still open in 1957. The building now houses an art gallery and custom framing business.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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50sSNIPES on October 25, 2023 at 3:47 pm

The Amusu Theatre opened as early as 1921, and it became the State Theatre in 1939.

On December 31, 1941, the State Theater was destroyed by a fire, leaving the Kilroy and the Ritz the only movie houses in Winnsboro for a short time. After a full-reconstruction, the State Theater reopened its doors on April 22, 1942 with a total capacity of 635 seats.

The State Theater closed in 1968 for a full year, but reopened in September 1969 under new management of two Dallas men (Joe Foster and Gene Dickerson), one of which was also a resident from DeKalb. This didn’t last long at all, and the State Theater closed for the final time a few months later.

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