State Theatre

277 State Street,
Schenectady, NY 12305

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Previously operated by: Fabian Theaters

Architects: Douglas Pairman Hall, Paul C. Reilly

Firms: Reilly & Hall

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State Theatre

The State Theatre was opened on December 10, 1922 with Harold Lloyd in “Grandma’s Boy”. It was closed in 1989 and the auditorium was demolished. The front section of the building remains in situ today.

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Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

Plantweed on July 20, 2007 at 10:09 pm

Check out some vintage ad mats from the State:

rivest266 on February 4, 2010 at 7:17 pm

This opened on December 10th, 1922. You can load the microfilm in this new remote-control microfilm reader at View link remember to rewind it after you are done.

joemasher on August 25, 2010 at 12:09 pm

The auditorium portion of the State was demolished in the late 80’s for a parking lot. The entrance arcade and marquee are still standing. The marquee is rented out to local businesses to advertise their wares.

spectrum on December 7, 2010 at 10:06 pm

re: Check 1231’s photo link from 12/22/2009. Isn’t that Olender’s building facade (across the street) the ugliest thing you’ve ever seen? Looks like a 40 foot by 70 foot sheet of faded gray-green sheet metal with a few silver squares attached to it. Who would ever want to cover the front of their department store with that – unless they wanted to drive themselves out of business?? Compare that with the classy building just to the left. Who would you do business with?? I just don’t understand 60’s architecture.

rivest266 on September 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Grand opening ad uploaded in the photo section for this theatre.

DavidZornig on October 29, 2018 at 12:51 pm

1931 exterior photo added courtesy miSci – Museum of Innovation and Science.

DavidZornig on May 3, 2019 at 10:44 pm

16 images added.

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