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State Theatre

Address: 148 W Main St
City: Benton Harbor State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Berrien
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Open: Closed: 1960 Capacity:    
Owner: Butterfield Theatres
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 4530

1/28/2007 - Larry Heyns
The Herald-Palladium published a letter from a Benton Harbor gentleman, today. In his opinion, the managers of the State Theater probably were marketing the wrong type of movies for the younger generation that now exists in Benton Harbor. He would not pay to see Breakfast at Tiffany's or A Bridge Too Far or Batman. These are all movies that can be seen on cable TV or DVD. Someone should try to find an idea of what will be profitable at this site, and pay the electic and gas bills that go to heating and powering such a large venue.

3/2/2006 - Treg Tyler
UPDATE: The State Theater is under new management and will be open this spring. Footlight Productions, LLC took over management of the 64 year old theater in December of 2005. Since December, the theater has been under rennovations to restore the lobby, marquee and theater to its former glory. The target soft opening date is April 27th with a gala grand opening this summer. The State Theater is just part of the unique offerings in Benton Harbor today.

Definatley a place to visit this spring.
3/2/2006 - Treg Tyler
Theater opened in 1942 - Closed in 1974 Seating capacity was approx 700 and is now 470 Boasts one of the larger screens in Michigan (34 x 17) Showing great films that need to be seen on the big screen, Private independant film club every third thursday of the month.
3/31/2005 - Chuck Sutton
I was downtown Benton Harbor the last two days. The State was open showing second run movies.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
May 1960 - The Butterfield Circuit is closing the State Theatre at Benton Harbor.
State Theatre - THE STATE AT NIGHT
State Theatre - OLD COLOR SHOT
State Theatre - THE STATE IN 2002

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