Throwback Thursday: The State Theatre, Raleigh NC

Crowd at the State Theater Raleigh NC Feb 1940 - Your LuxuryMovers Real Estate Team

 

#TBT We are throwing back to 1940 today, and a crowd waiting at the entrance of the State Theatre to see Gone With The Wind. The State Theatre, located downtown on Salisbury Street, opened in 1924, in the midst of the “Roaring Twenties”. The lower level seated 700 people, while the balcony held an additional 490. It cost $264,000 to construct the building, which was within walking distance of the city’s six downtown hotels and shops. As tastes and downtown Raleigh changed, so did the theater, and the once grand theater finally closed its doors in 1975. The building was torn down to make way for the Wake County Justice Center. Happy Thursday!