State Theater

207 E. Louisiana Street,
McKinney, TX 75069

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc., Robb & Rowley-United Inc.

Previous Names: Arcade Theater

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The Arcade Theater was opened in the late-1910’s. It was remodeled in June 1936 and was renamed State Theater. This Robb & Rowley theater was next door to the Texas Theater. They opened it in 1940. It was closed on December 29, 1951 with Vittorio Gassman in “The Mysterious Rider” & Walter Reed in “Flying Disc Man from Mars”.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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dallasmovietheaters on February 19, 2016 at 4:09 pm

This theater was the Arcade Theatre by Mr. and Mrs. E. Black. It was purchased by the operators of the neighboring Texas Theatre and nearby Pope Theatre. In 1936, it was remodeled and renamed the State Theatre. The State went out of business on December 29, 1951 sith a double feature of “The Mysterious Rider” and “Flying Disc Man.”

50sSNIPES on May 5, 2020 at 6:49 am

The Actual History Of The Arcade Theatre Takes Place In The 1910s. In 1919, The Arcade Was Once Almost Destroyed By A Small Fire And Was Remodeled Later On. In June 1936, The Arcade Changed Its Name To The State, And Was Remodeled Once Again. Along With The Ritz And The Texas, All 3 Theaters Are Locally Owned And Operated Later On After The Pope Took Its Local Operations As An Operator After Being A Chain For A While. Yes It Did Close In 1953, But However, The Local Theater Chain Ritz-Texas-State Theaters Inc. Of McKinney Remained Its “State” Name Until October Of 1955.

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