State Theatre

4700 Bergenline Avenue,
Union City, NJ 07087

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Previously operated by: RKO

Previous Names: RKO State Theatre

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State Theatre

Listed in the 1944 and 1945 Film Daily Yearbooks as part of RKO. This theatre shared the same building as the RKO Capitol Theatre, but was a separate theatre. The building goes back to 1922. The State Theatre was not listed in any Film Daily Yearbooks from 1951 onward.

Any additional information on this theatre would be greatly appreciated.

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teecee on March 7, 2006 at 6:31 pm

Old postcard showing both the Capitol & the State:
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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 29, 2015 at 11:11 pm

A brief article about theater promoter Frank G. Hall in the April 22, 1922, issue of The Moving Picture World (scan at says that construction had begun on the State-Capitol twin theater project in Union City, New Jersey. Hall’s earlier project, the State Theatre at Jersey City, was then nearing completion.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 29, 2015 at 11:29 pm

This comment by Ron Salters on the Capitol Theatre page says that the Capitol was to the right and the State to the left as one entered the theatre building. Street view shows that the Capitol’s auditorium is still standing and houses a CVS pharmacy, but the State’s auditorium has been demolished and its site is occupied by a strip mall and a parking lot.

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