State Theater

209 W. Dixie Avenue,
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

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Historic State Theater Complex (Official)

Additional Info

Firms: T.J. Murphy & Sons

Functions: Live Performances, Live Theater, Movies (Classic)

Styles: Art Deco

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 270.234.8258

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State Theater, Elizabethtown

Once the largest theater in Elizabethtown, the historic State Theater opened June 11, 1942, and was closed in 1982 with the movie “ET-The Extra Terrestrial”, forty years after it first opened.

In 2009, the State Theater has been reopened and restored to its original appearance, and features live entertainment.

Contributed by Randi Skaggs

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

Cwillis on March 31, 2003 at 8:31 pm

The Historic State Theater in E-town Kentucky is having it’s grand re-opening March 28 thru April 4th. The lights came back on Mar 28th after 20 years of darkness.

The next phase will be to restore the Historic Theater to its original beauty. The walls and murals will be brought back as they were in 1942 and the Theater will also be used for productions as well as luncheons, dinners, receptions, industrial meetings, weddings, schools, churches and clubs. When complete it will seat up to 700 people and be an asset to the community.

William on December 5, 2003 at 8:38 am

When the State Theatre was a movie theatre it seated 954 people.

Scott on August 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm

It is a nice-looking theatre. Though it appears that the underside of the marquee is missing.

Chris1982 on June 10, 2015 at 8:41 pm

Opened on June 11, 1942.

Trolleyguy on July 18, 2016 at 8:29 am

Functions should also include: Movies (classic)

DavidZornig on December 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Circa 1953 photo added courtesy of Larry Kleebauer Sr.‎

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