State Cinema

117 N. College Avenue,
Newton, NC 28658

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: State Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 828.464.2171

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State Cinema

The State Theatre opened on August 26, 1936 with Joe E. Brown in “Earthworm Tractors”. The State Cinema has a great vintage Art Deco exterior. The inside has been adapted to accommodate three screens.

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Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

CSWalczak on May 3, 2012 at 12:32 am

Current owners are giving the theater a thorough sprucing up: View link

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 30, 2015 at 12:15 pm

The September 3, 1936, issue of The Film Daily had this notice: “Newton’s new theater, the State, under the management of G. G. Mitchell, has opened.”

Trolleyguy on October 14, 2015 at 9:41 am

Website: There is a 1938 picture of this theater on the website.

MichaelKilgore on June 17, 2023 at 10:22 pm

Motion Picture Herald, Nov. 1, 1947: “The State theatre building, site and equipment, at Newton, N. C, has been sold to Everette Enterprises of Charlotte. Approximately $70,000 was paid for the property.”

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