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Location DB > United States > Montana > Harlowton > State Theater
State Theater
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created by Aran on 6/11/2022 6:18 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/6/2023 8:30 PM
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An abandoned theater from the early 20th century. Nearly completely gutted by two fires, only the wreckage of the stage and balcony remains inside what is otherwise a shell of a building.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
103 Central Ave S
Harlowton, Montana
United States
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    The stage and balcony are fairly interesting, though the balcony in particular isn't stable enough to climb on.
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1917
    Closed: 0
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    This theater originally opened under the name American Theater, where it showed vaudeville acts and silent films. In 1930 it screened its first "talkie" movie, a film called Lord Byron of Broadway. In 1934 the theater's name was changed to State Theater.

    By 1984 the theater was long closed and had caught the eye of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, which wanted to restore it. Before that could happen a fire damaged the theater in 1997. It sat abandoned until restoration efforts resumed in 2011, but they quickly came to a halt in 2012 when another, massive fire completely gutted the building.
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     Future Plans
    It will likely continue to crumble, as Harlowton's declining populace makes any large scale restoration efforts difficult.

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    The Long Road Home II
    Mon, Apr 11th, 2022
    posted by Aran
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/6/2023 8:30 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 6 23 at 20:30, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 6 23 at 20:30, Emperor Wang changed the following: Media Coverage, Web Links
  • on Jun 12 22 at 16:22, Steed validated this location
  • on Jun 11 22 at 17:57, Aran changed the following: Year Closed
  • on Jun 11 22 at 17:57, Aran changed the following: Year Closed
  • on Jun 11 22 at 6:38, Aran made this location available
  • on Jun 11 22 at 6:38, Aran changed the following: Publically Viewable
  • on Jun 11 22 at 6:37, Aran updated gallery The Long Road Home II
  • on Jun 11 22 at 6:37, Aran updated gallery picture IMG_7127.jpg
  • on Jun 11 22 at 6:37, Aran updated gallery picture IMG_7118.jpg
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