State Theatre

112 Church Street,
Elkin, NC 28621

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Previously operated by: Statesville Theater Corp.

Functions: Office Space

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State Theatre

State Theatre was in operation by 1942. This theatre closed in the late-1950’s. The building still exists and is known as the Neaves building.

Contributed by John Campos

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 2, 2015 at 1:20 pm

This item from the October 30, 1940, issue of The Elkin Tribune must be about the State Theatre:


“Work Begun on Large, Modern Structure on Church Street


“Construction work here was given another boost Monday with the announcement by Louis Mitchell, proprietor of the Lyric theatre, that construction has already begun upon a new and modern theatre upon the lot on Church street located just to the rear of Turner Drug Co. Mr. Mitchell Stated that the new theatre would seat, when completed, approximately 900 persons, and that it would be thoroughly modern and up-to-date in every way. He stated that the building is being erected by O. L. Brown, local contractor. Size of the building will be approximately 50x90 feet, it was said.”

The same article also noted that Dr. W. B. Reeves, operator of the Elk Theatre, expected to soon begin construction of a new theater on West Main Street. This was the house that opened in 1941 as the Reeves Theatre. By the late 1940s, Reeves would also have taken over operation of Mitchell’s Lyric and State Theatres.

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