State Theater

307 E. Howard Street,
Hibbing, MN 55746

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Previously operated by: Finkelstein & Ruben, Paramount Pictures Inc., Publix

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The State Theatre - Hibbing, MN 1981

The State Theater opened in December 1921 1921 when a Kimball theater organ was installed. According to the Hibbing Chamber of Commerce, the State Theater was owned at one time by the uncles (Max, Julius and Sam Edelstein) of singer Bob Dylan. They sold the State Theater in 1976.

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rvarani on March 21, 2010 at 6:50 am

The State Theatre had stadium seating. The theatre was owned and operated by the Minnesota Amusement Company. The Edelstien family bought the theatre, I believe in the 60’s. The Edelstien theatre holdings were eventually sold to Marvin Mann, brother of Ted Mann.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 5, 2019 at 10:17 pm

The December 17, 1921 issue of Exhibitors Trade Review had this brief item datelined Hibbing in its “New Theatres” column: “State opened a few days ago.”

The State was the first of three new theaters opened in Hibbing in a very short time. The magazine’s January 7, 1922 issue noted the recent opening of the Plaza Theatre and the January 21 issue mentioned the opening of the Homer Theatre.

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