Opening as a movie house in 1942, the State Theater was the hub of social activity in Hardin County for 40 years. After showing its final film, "E.T.", in 1982, the building languished as an empty eyesore for nearly 20 years. However, because Elizabethtown and Hardin County is a community that cares, the State Theater has been fully restored to reflect its original 1942 construction but with modern amenities. The State Theater is now host to not only classic movies, but live concerts, comedy shows, theatrical productions and more. In addition, The State Theater complex now includes a full service banquet room and is also home to the Hardin County Playhouse which performs inside the black-box style Plum Alley Theater. Come see for yourself why the State Theater has once again become the highlight of downtown Elizabethtown.
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