The State Theater Was a Filthy Mess (in 1986)

A WEAU 13 News report from June 12, 1986 covering "the state of the State Theatre and a plan to renovate and reopen it by 1988." You hear from a few of the key local people who helped to lead the restoration of the theater from an empty, neglected movie house of yore to the theatre we know today. And from the looks of the video, it was no easy task – that place was a mess.

Also, check out the sweet mullet on reporter Kathy Bissen!