Renovations have started at State Theatre
An aging, chalk-white building sits at 687 Central Ave.
The architectural influences of the facade exaggerate the building’s age and give the impression that its original architects lived simultaneously in 19th century France and 1920s New York.
Reliefs of bronze-painted eagles hover just outside the building’s ornamental buttresses, glass bricks on either side of the doors blur the interior and neon lights illuminate the boxy roof after sunset.
The crimson marquee perched upon the pale exterior, which usually advertises upcoming events, is covered by a sign that reads “Exciting renovations & improvements are under way. Please check our website regularly for upcoming shows.”
The State Theatre is getting a makeover.