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Media Theater for the Performing Arts (State Theater)

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State Theater
1929, Magaziner and Eberhard. 104 E. State St.

One of Philadelphia's principal movie theater designers shifted from their usual urbane Moderne designs to an elegant brick and limestone Adamesque facade to fit into the architectural calm of this middle-American town. The revival of the architecture of the early republic denotes the continuing interest in history inspired by the nation's recent sesquicentennial. Restored in the 1980s, the building now serves as a community repertory theater.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Media Theater for the Performing Arts (State Theater)", [Media, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 223-223.

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