State Theatre

817 Indiana Avenue,
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

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Previously operated by: Interstate Theatres Inc. & Texas Consolidated Theaters Inc., Publix Theaters Corporation

Styles: Pueblo Moderne

Previous Names: Mission Theatre

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The Mission Theatre opened November 14, 1923 with Constance Talmadge in “Dulcy”. On February 2, 1930 it was operated by Publix and renamed State Theatre, reopening with Edmund Lowe in “In Old Arizona”. It was part of the Paramount-affiliated Interstate Circuit, along with the Gem Theatre, Majestic Theatre, Strand Theatre, Tower Theatre, and Wichita Theatre.

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 22, 2009 at 7:55 pm

From 1975, a movie ad for the State Theatre in Wichita Falls.


Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 27, 2010 at 9:35 pm

From the 1940s a postcard view of Indiana Avenue along with a view of the State Theatre barely visible in the distance.

LFWeidman on March 5, 2013 at 10:26 am

In the 50’s and 60’s it was definitely on Indiana, just a couple of blocks north of the Wichita, both on the northeast side of Indiana.

JamminJeanette on December 22, 2013 at 5:40 am

If this theater is actually in Indiana then it isn’t demolished. The facade is still there… In terrible condition and I’m not sure what the inside looks like but it is not far from the Wichita theater on the sand side of the road. I’m a local performer with the disown live theater district and pass this theater a lot.

JamminJeanette on December 22, 2013 at 5:40 am

Downtown theater district

rivest266 on November 26, 2021 at 2:56 am

Grand opening ad as Mission posted.

rivest266 on November 26, 2021 at 4:09 am

Grand opening ads posted.

rivest266 on November 27, 2021 at 10:20 am

This closed in 1976 after the Cinema 1 & 2 and the AMC Sikes Senter Six opened.

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