The State Theater has been an icon for our beautiful community of
DeKalb for years!! It was opened prior to 1943 and stayed functioning as
a theater until at least 1957. Unfortunately, old-time movie theater
buildings have just won the dubious distinction of being America's most
endangered buildings. Their spaciousness makes conversions difficult and
their thin brick walls also make them easy to tear down.
Chamber just doesn't have the funds or the manpower to restore this
wonderful historic landmark. We sincerely hope that whoever wins the bid
for this building will seriously consider restoring it and keeping it
as a part of our DeKalb history.
The Open House already happened.
Sealed bids are received and being evaluated.