Enjoy a special movie experience! -- The State Theater is a treasure from our past that has been restored to near its original condition. Experience the excitement of theaters that were like temples of entertainment. -- Help support our heritage theater, keep it alive, enjoy its atmosphere and vintage motion pictures with your family and friends -- and, do it often!
Not to be confused with State Theater on Washington
1922, it was known as the Majestic theater.
Later, it became the Westown theater.
Today it is Westown but as an entertainment complex.
State Theater: 611-13 E. Midland St
1922, it was the Pictureland Theater.
1946, it was the Tivoli
1950s, it was the Pine
Today, it's home for the Bay City Players.
Columbus Theater: 1214 Columbus Avenue
In 1922 it was Grotto Theater.
Temple Theater: 521-23 Washington Avenue.
This had a unique layout, the theater had a narrow entrance leading east to an open area with the seating and stage running north and south. It was quite a gallant setting.
Regent Theater: 924 Washington Avenue.
1908, erected and opened Bijou, a "vaudeville" theater.
1920s, movies were added.
Later it was the Bay theater.
Today it is the historical State theater.
Orpheum Theater: 913-915 Washington Avenue.
Many theaters at this time didn't locate downtown but in areas where they would be within walking distance to a large neighborhood population. For Lafayette, it was the south end.
Lafayette Theater: 515 Lafayette
Wenonah Theater: 806-08 N. Water street
1946, it was the City Theater.
Victory Theater: 600 E. Midland street
This small theater building still stands as an adult entertainment business, Cinema Arts.
Woodside Theater: 1704 Woodside
1922, it was the Washington Strand theater.
The Woods Opera was the first theater at this location.
Washington Theater: 620 Washington Ave.