State Theater (Clovis, New Mexico)

Coordinates: 34°24′18″N 103°12′20″W / 34.40500°N 103.20556°W / 34.40500; -103.20556
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State Theater
State Theater, Clovis, New Mexico
State Theater (Clovis, New Mexico) is located in New Mexico
State Theater (Clovis, New Mexico)
Location504 Main St., Clovis, New Mexico
Coordinates34°24′18″N 103°12′20″W / 34.40500°N 103.20556°W / 34.40500; -103.20556
Arealess than one acre
Built1940 (1940)
Architectural styleModerne
MPSMovie Theaters in New Mexico MPS
NRHP reference No.06001255[1]
NMSRCP No.1899
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 17, 2007
Designated NMSRCPAugust 11, 2006

The State Theater is an art deco-style theater in Clovis, New Mexico, which opened in 1936.[2] It is still in use, although today it presents live musical acts rather than movies. It is one of three historic movie theaters in Clovis. The centerpiece of the marquee is a tall, vertical, cylindrical glass brick column.[3]

In 2007 the theater, at 504 Main Street, was added to both the State and National Register of Historic Places listings in New Mexico (SR#1899, NRHP # 355920).[4] It is one of two historic movie theaters in Clovis that are on the NRHP, the other being the Lyceum Theater at 409 Main Street. The nomination of the theater as part of the Clovis Railroad and Commercial Historic District includes the description of the State Theater by historian David Kammer as “the most richly detailed example of a modernistic style theater façade in New Mexico.”

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ New Mexico MainStreet Program. "Romance of the Cinema" (PDF). Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  3. ^ Lewis, Don. "State Theater". Cinema Treasures. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "Application for Registration" (PDF). New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. Retrieved August 30, 2014.