Don Gibson Theatre

318 S. Washington Street,
Shelby, NC 28150

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Architects: Erle G. Stillwell

Functions: Live Theater, Movies (Classic)

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: State Theatre, Flick Theatre

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Don Gibson Theater

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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Trolleyguy on January 16, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Here’s the website for the Don Gibson Theater.

atmos on March 15, 2010 at 3:35 am

The architect was Erle G Stillwell.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Seats 400 . named after Shelby’s Favorite Music son.The State sat vacant for 30 years before locals decided to save it.

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