State Theatre

The State Theatre first opened in November, 1927, and was the flagship of the Chakeres Amusement Company. Founded in 1911 by Phil Chakeres, the still-functioning circuit grew to an eventual 80 screens in Ohio, and started with the 150-seatPrincess in Springfield. The State's architect was Charles Dawley, working from a design by John Eberson.

The auditorium might be described as semi-atmospheric, with castle walls decor but an ornamented ceiling with eight crystal chandeliers.

The State recently reopened as an events venue hosting everything from live music to stand-up comedy. The renovated space includes a full bar and is available for rental.