During World War II the State Theatre became a news outlet
of sorts. People lined up to watch the latest Movie Tone
news reels to get information on the war.
Bandleader Will Prior performed on opening night. "The
Patriot" was the first movie ever shown at the State
Theatre. It was accompanied with the playing of the
mighty Wurlitzer organ by Price Dunlavy. The
Wurlitzer use to corkscrew out of center stage.