Historic celebration: State Theatre to celebrate 100th anniversary

    The new year represents an historic milestone for a storied Pennsylvania theater.

    The Mercury reports the State Theatre will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012 with several events.

    The theater even held a New Years Eve show last night marking the first of many celebration related events.

    According to The Mercury, the theater, which was originally called the Lyric, opened during a devastating time for Boyertown. At the time, a fire had just destroyed the Rhoads Opera House, killing 170 people. But the new theater’s owners were determined to create a new, safe place for entertainment.

    Later in 1934, the Lyric was renamed the State Theatre, and since then theatergoers continue to enjoy its intimate setting and history.

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