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State Theatre


Address: 38-40 S Saginaw St
City: Pontiac State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Oakland
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Open: 1927 Closed: 1956 Capacity:    
Owner: Unknown
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 3070
 
 

3/26/2012 - Dennis Streeter
My grandfather was a part time projectionist at this theater, in addition to Strand, Eagle, Oakland, and Waterford drive-in. I can remember being allowed into projection rooms and marveling at 'brightness' of projector light when he was changing reels. He passed away in 1957/58 in a deer hunting tragedy. Also remember going to the theaters in Pontiac on Saturday mornings and after the show going to Backenstose Bookstore to buy model planes and getting a soda at Vernor's store that was on same side of street.

9/12/2004 - J. Barnfather
The State Theatre was on the west side of S. Saginaw Street, midst a lengthy block of commercial strutures. Mostly, it featured cowboy western films, along with Bowery Boy movies. Youngsters would form lengthy lines on Saturday mornings waiting for admission.

State Theatre - OLD PHOTO
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State Theatre - OLD AD
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State Theatre - 1926 AD FROM JAMES
1926 AD FROM JAMES
State Theatre - OLD AD
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