108 E. San Antonio Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.
Architects: Henry C. Trost
Previous Names: Wigwam Theater, Texas Grand Theater, Rialto Theater
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Known as the Wigwam Theater when it first opened in 1914. It became the Texas Grand Theater. On September 25, 1919 it was renamed Rialto Theater. In 1922 it returned to the Wigwam Theater name In the early-1940’s it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Hoblitzelle & O'Donnell. On April 2, 1949 it was renamed State Theater. By 1981 it was an adult movie theater, but this was a short lived venture and it finally closed in late-1981.
The State Theater had a showy combination marquee/sign that sheltered the entrance and outside ticket booth. “State” was spelled out in large letters on both sides and accented with neon.
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