State Theater, Newark DE Giclée Art Print (Multi-size options)
NOTE: PLEASE ALLOW 2 WEEKS TO SHIP!
Gone, but not forgotten! The State Theater stood sentry on Main Street in Newark from 1929 until it was demolished in 1989. From vaudeville acts to motion pictures to bands like George Thorogood & the Destroyers, the State Theater hosted a LOT of quality entertainment during its tenure. I'm sure many of you have treasured memories of this joint, right?
This print was based on public domain photos taken in the 1950s which I feel capture the grandeur of the exterior nicely. I also did some digging into the 1983 National Register of Historic Places nomination form (also public record), and found this well-worded summary:
"Built and owned by Louis Handloff, the State Theater opened to the public in May
1929. The theater served as a vaudeville roadhouse equipped with a stage,
orchestra pit and four dressing rooms. A screen and projection machinery were
maintained for showing motion pictures. When live performances were no longer
presented at the theatre, a screen was permanently fixed to the proscenium arch
and the theater was used solely for showing movies. The current operators of
the theater show films and periodically feature live performing artists."
This is printed via Giclée, a high end archival printing process that layers inks in a similar fashion to screening. The colors POP and the image is very sharp!
Paper stock is Moab Entrada Rag Natural - a warm white, 100% cotton, slightly textured, smooth fine art surface. All available options are standard frame sizes found at your local craft store, frame shop or IKEA! (frame NOT included)