State Theatre

253-57 Main Street,
Webster, MA 01570

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Previously operated by: E.M. Loew's Theaters Inc.

Previous Names: Steinberg Theatre, Steinburg's Theatre

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State Theatre

The Steinberg Theatre was opened by 1926 when it was listed with 931 seats. By 1931 it had been renamed State Theatre and was one of two theatres in Webster operated by E.M. Loew’s Theatres. It was still open in 1957.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on January 24, 2007 at 3:44 pm

The MGM Theatre Photograph and Report form for the State in Webster has an exterior photo dated May 1941. The theatre had a narrow entrance in a brick commercial building at least 3 stories high. There was a small marquee and a small verticle above. The Report states that the State Theatre has been playing MGM films for over 10 years; that it’s over 15 years old and in Good condition. It has 987 seats. The 1940 population of Webster was 13,100. The theatre, along with its nearby mate, the Liberty, were run by E.M. Loew in the early 1940s. The 1927 Film Daily Yearbook lists 3 movie theatres in Webster, 2 with over 900 seats, but none was named “State” or “Liberty”.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on February 21, 2008 at 7:26 pm

The State in Webster was originally named the Steinburg Theater according to info found by CT member “ken mc”.

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