Ely's Historic State Theater

238 E. Sheridan Street,
Ely, MN 55731

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Ely's Historic State Theater (Official)

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Architects: Jack J. Liebenberg

Firms: Liebenberg and Kaplan

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: State Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 218.235.6300

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Ely's Historic State Theater

The State Theatre opened in 1936 with 500 seats. In August 2008 it was closed and for sale. By 2014 it had fallen into a state of disrepair and was purchased by Alley A Realty a family business who speciase in historic preservation and redevelopment. On July 30, 2016 a relighting ceremony of the marquee & sign was held, frawing a huge crows of onlookers. In October 2019 renovations are well under way and it will reopen as Ely’s Historic State Theater with a reduced seating capacity of 300. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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