Update: The State Theater renovations continue

Watch the video below from Hatch New Media to see the work that continues within The State Theater, and hear from Craig Dillon, the project's architect of record, about what else is on the horizon. 

The revitalization of the once Downtown-Springfield staple began at the end of 2021 when local investment organization Altered State Group (ASG) gained ownership of The State Theater. The group is made up of a quartet of lifelong friends who all graduated from Catholic Central High School in the 1980s - Rod HatfiledNick Demana, Patrick Field, and Dr. Ash Ahmed.

   

In just over a year, the roof has been fully replaced, electrical updates have been made, and many other behind-the-scenes project continue the momentum of getting the building back to a fully-functioning space to be enjoyed by the community.

"We are excited to reactivate an iconic Springfield building for the 21st century," says Dillon, a Kentron Ridge graduate and owner of Craig Dillon Architects. "We want to maintain the historical characteristics and defining elements of the space, yet modernize it and bring in up-to-date types of technology."

Some visitors who were Downtown for the Holiday in the City tree lighting event in November 2022 were able to pop inside the theater to catch a glimpse of some of the original lighting fixtures and mold-work while getting feel for the gathering space that is on it's way back to life. 

Follow along for more updates about The State Theater.

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