State Theatre - Pontiac MI

Address: 38-40 S Saginaw St
City: Pontiac
State: MI
Zip: 48342
County: Oakland
Open: 1927
Owner History:
Theater Type: Downtown Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 6579

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General Information:

Source: 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.

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Info Updates:
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 - 1926 Ad From James
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