Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The State

It will 'live' AGAIN, hopefully not in infamy this time. It's the box office and front doors of the State Theater. I went to the movies here many times in my youth. My fondest memory was going here, with a big group of friends one winter afternoon, and sitting in the balcony with a packed house to view "The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad". I do recall that the tagline was that it was the '8th Wonder of the World'. Its had many rebirths since then; its last as a music venue that pulled in quite a few 'names' including Dylan a couple of times. It was and still could be a beautiful building, although the outlook these days is pretty grim.
*For me today--- it's sort of a 'holy day of obligation'- Election Day! The eyes of the nation will be pointed towards Maine tonight to see about the outcome of Question 1... on same-sex marriage. Stay tuned!


  1. I used to walk past the State all the time. But I never went to a concert there. Wish I'd been around when it was a movie house. I would have loved it!

  2. I hope the vote goes positive. Post the outcome for us

  3. Yes, it was Sinbad the Sailor. So that was you with the spitballs behind me???
    Probably you and those no count friends of yours!!!Let me see....there was...and...and ....and ...and ...and......
    good grief!

  4. When I lived in Portland in the 80s the State only showed porn and seemed to be a mecca for all the low-lifes.