( Frederick Co )
.307 Church Street
Thurmont, Maryland .
Includes State Theatre
In the early days ( 1920's ) , Thurmont had the IOOF Hall at 223 Main Street to see the movies, from what we understand. Movies were also shown in the Thurmont Town Hall as well. The town theatre was located at 307 Church Street , which in 1931 seated 300. We traveled up to Thurmont, but the address we located was a parking lot.
Site of the old State Theatre - Thurmont Maryland - just a block off of Main Street.
By the late 1930's, the theatre appears to have changed it's name to the State Theatre, with seating listed as 300 to 400. The State survived well into the 1950's. We have been looking for old ads, but so far, the only thing we have found was an Lions Club Ad in the Thurmont Town Hall for a Vaudeville Show. We continue to search.............
I know, what does this have to do with movies in Thurmont. But we haven't been able to locate a picture of the old theatre yet, and we never pass up a chance to post an old interesting postcard.
Film Daily Yearbook 1930 No listing
Film Daily Yearbook 1931 Gem Theatre Seated 300
Film Daily Yearbook 1934 Gem Theatre Seated 300
Film Daily Yearbook 1935 State Theatre Seated 300
Film Daily Yearbook 1938 State Theatre Seated 300
Film Daily Yearbook 1941 State Theatre " Main Street " 400 seats
Film Daily Yearbook 1946 State Theatre 300 seats
Film Daily Yearbook 1952 State Theatre 400 seats
Film Daily Yearbook 1956 State Theatre 400 seats