State Theatre (State College, Pennsylvania)

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The State Theatre
Address 130 West College Avenue
City State College, Pennsylvania
Country  United States
Owned by The State Theatre, Inc.
Capacity 571
Opened October 15, 1938
Current use Community theatre (since 2006)

The State Theatre in State College, Pennsylvania is a non-profit community theatre.[1] It was originally built as a movie theatre for RCA Films in 1938 at a cost of $70,000 (approximately $1,172,790 in today's dollars) and operated as such until March 2001.

After several years of being used for other purposes, the theatre building was extensively refurbished and re-opened in December 2006 as a state-of-the-art venue for theatre, dance, music, film, concerts, and other regional and international performances.

Some of the sold-out opening night guests of the "new" theatre included Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Pennsylvania State Senator Jake Corman, and State College Mayor Bill Welch.

Today, the theatre continues to act as one of the cultural hubs of music, cinema, and live performances for downtown State College and the Centre County region.