Don Gibson Theatre
318 S. Washington Street,
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Architects: Erle G. Stillwell
Functions: Live Theater, Movies (Classic)
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: State Theatre, Flick Theatre
The State Theatre, an Art Deco style gem, opened its doors as the area’s most beautifully appointed movie house on October 27th, 1939. The local paper immediately praised it as "one of the most strikingly beautiful building fronts of the modern day" and prompted one patron to ask "Is this really a Shelby playhouse?" Seating was provided for 556.
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Here’s the website for the Don Gibson Theater. http://www.dgshelby.com/index.htm
The architect was Erle G Stillwell.
Seats 400 . named after Shelby’s Favorite Music son.The State sat vacant for 30 years before locals decided to save it.