State Theatre - Olivet MI

Address: 206 N. Main Street
City: Olivet
State: MI
Zip: 49076
County: Eaton
Owner History:
Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 5453

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Update July 4 2022: I visited Olivet today and the old State/Oak Theatre is now a church.

From Cinema Treasures

Opened as the State Theatre prior to 1937. It was still operating as a movie theatre in 1957. Strangely, the State Theatre doesn’t appear in listings in the Film Daily Yearbook until 1956 & 1957 when it’s address is given as 408 Cottage Street and no seating capacity. Purchased by Olivet College and converted into Oaks Theatre for live stage plays. Possibly sold by the college to a church circa 2014.

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Info Updates:
1/23/2014 - anna
Word is that the college is looking to sell this theatre. They have not had a theatre department for a few years, and while the music department was using it for a while, I guess they must not be able to upkeep it or something.
4/29/2013 - Jim Thompson
If this is the one now known as the Oaks Theatre, it's at 320 S. Main. Online info shows it was being used for live performances of plays quite recently, done by the college.
12/20/2011 - Constance Deeney
OMG my uncle is Richard Pier and my mom worked at the State Theatre. She met my dad there when she was 14. I grew up in Olivet. So nice to see the old photo. Do you happen to know where I can find any other photo's? Thank you, Constance.
6/15/2009 - anna
This is almost certainly now the Oaks Theatre, run by Olivet College.
12/2/2003 - Box Office Magazine
June 27, 1960 Issue - Richard Piers State at Olivet is dropping Saturday afternoon childrens matinees.
State Theatre - Old Postcard (newer photo)
Old Postcard (newer photo)
State Theatre - Old Postcard (newer photo)
Old Postcard (newer photo)
State Theatre - July 4 2022 - Now A Church (newer photo)
July 4 2022 - Now A Church (newer photo)
State Theatre - Nice Old Color Post Card Photo (newer photo)
Nice Old Color Post Card Photo (newer photo)
State Theatre - 2008 Street View (newer photo)
2008 Street View (newer photo)
State Theatre - Vintage Aerial (newer photo)
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