State Theater

530 S. Main Street,
Elkhart, IN 46516

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jkonrath on March 17, 2019 at 5:03 pm

It’s now called the Five Star Dive Bar. Still has the front facade, not sure what the interior’s like these days, but they do have bands play sometimes.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 12, 2009 at 7:33 pm

The June 9, 1951, issue of Boxoffice said that N.N. Bernstein, operator of the State, had closed the theater on May 26, with no plans to reopen. Bernstein closed three additional houses the same weekend, in Hammond, Indiana, and in Waukegan and Harvey, Illinois. He cited losses due to competition from television and drive-in theaters.

The item also noted that the State had been built in 1940, and had opened in August of that year.