State Theater

The State Theater is pictured in 1954.

Newark’s first movie theater was built on the site of a butcher shop and slaughterhouse that was a community nuisance. Another Newark theater held a public contest to find a name. Yet another Newark theater featured an art gallery along with its films.

The Newark Historical Society is inviting Newarkers to hear these stories and more during a virtual presentation on historical movie theaters. The presenter will be Michael Nazarewycz, the author of “Historic Movie Theaters of Delaware.”

The Zoom event is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Attendance is free, but those interested must pre-register at

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