State Theatre

1117 State Street,
Erie, PA 16501

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rivest266 on June 11, 2023 at 6:27 am

The Rialto theatre listings started on August 17th, 1922 and ended in 1930 and the State theatre listings (address given as 13 East 8th Street) started on December 30th, 1922 and ended in 1930.

matthewthecinemaguy on April 19, 2022 at 8:49 am

List of Owners: 1925-1930 Rowland & Clark 1930-1950 Warner Brothers Circuit

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 27, 2014 at 1:27 pm

This 1918 list of Erie’s theaters has a Nixon Theatre listed at 1115 State Street. This was surely one of Samuel F. Nixon’s theaters, and thus probably fairly good sized, like the State. As the Nixon probably covered at least two lots, 1115 and 1117, I suspect that it was the same house that later became the Rialto and then the State.

Charlie_Brown1 on August 7, 2013 at 9:40 pm

This theater after it was closed was reopened as the State Tavern and operated for several years. It went out of business and was torn down after that.

MDaurora on May 20, 2009 at 9:36 am

The State was originally the Rialto and was demolished years ago. In the early to middle 50’s, after being closed for some time, it was reopened but failed and was dark until it was taken down. For a time, you could see part of the auditorium sidewall on the Commerce building next to it as they shared a common wall. That building is also gone.