Written by Erica Stewart, Manager, Public Affairs
The State Theatre of Culpeper before and after renovation
After sitting vacant for almost a decade, the 1938 Art Deco State Theatre of Culpeper, Va., is back in business.
For years, the theatre sat abandoned, coming perilously close to demolition before being purchased by Culpeper natives Greg and Liz Yates. At the time, there was a hole in the ceiling near the stage and the building was seriously dilapidated. But thanks to a committed group of community members, led by the State Theater Foundation, a $9.3 million historic rehabilitation has raised the curtain on the former vaudeville and movie house, revealing a gorgeous 560-seat live theatre.... Read More →
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