The tradition of movies in Boyertown began in 1912, when the Lyric Theatre was built by George Unger, William Sabol, Newton Erb and William Schaeffer. In 1934 it was renamed the State, and in 2008 it was renamed the State Theatre of Boyertown. The facility closed in March 2015 after former owner was unable to raise the money necessary to upgrade the theater’s projection equipment to digital. In early 2016, the theater was purchased by Chester County businessman Steve Maguire. The theater underwent an extensive renovation with repairs to the roof, ceiling, air conditioning installation, heating upgrades and refurbished carpeting and walls. In addition, the theater’s historic murals were cleaned and touched up. It re-opened in the spring of 2017 with a brand-new digital projector and 17 new speakers.
It is currently managed and operated by The State Theatre Preservation Society which is a Boyertown-based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to preserve and operate the historic 1912 theatre through a broad array of quality films, performing arts, and education, thereby enriching the cultural life of the local community and surrounding areas.
The State Theater of Boyertown is currently open 7 days a week with most show times at 1pm and 7pm. They do require you wear a mask and leave two empty seats between you and another group. There is a concession stand as well as a bar!
The one room theater also is available for theater rentals, special events, pop up escape room, birthday parties and marquee rentals. They also offering advertising opportunities on their big screen. Donations are always welcome!
Adults - $7.00
12 and under - $5.00
Adults - $5.00
12 and under - $3.00