This Sport & Entertainment Property is Off-Market.

214 1/2 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46601 ·

34,847 SF · Sport & Entertainment For Sale



State Theater

Price N/A Property Sub-type
Theatre/Performing Arts
  • Free Standing Bldg
  • Street Retail
  • Retail (Other)
Building Size 34,847 SF Property Use Type Vacant/Owner-User
Property Type Sport & Entertainment
Listing ID: 16172299 Date Created: 03/30/2009 Last Updated: 06/11/2010


The State, opened in 1921 as Blackstone Theater vaudeville house, has an extraordinary history. Designed by renowned architects Newhouse & Bernham, this historic and ornate 1,600 seat movie palace boasts a classic terra-cotta facade, a flashy marquee, detailed plaster work and exquisite mosaic floor tile thru the lobby and outside. Situated in downtown South Bend 2 blocks from the College Football Hall of Fame and across from the Univ. of Notre Dame downtown visitors' center, The State has been well-preserved by public-private collaboration. The property is ideal for a variety of theatrical, cultural and commercial purposes.

This property is entwined in the lore of many famous vaudevillians who strode its stage, and in June 1934 outlaw John Dillinger and his gang robbed their last bank on the same city block. A street shootout with police occurred, and contemporary accounts claim that the fleeing gang' s bullets struck the theater' s upper facade, where marks are still visible today.

Exceptional South Bend, Indiana Theater Building for Sale
* Historically Significant Investment Opportunity
* Commercially Viable--Well Preserved and Maintained
* Close to University of Notre Dame Campus
* Near College Football Hall of Fame and Other Downtown Attractions
* Includes 4 Storefronts (100% leased) and 3,500 s.f. Ofice Suite
* Site of the World Premiere of Knute Rockne All American
(Classic film starring actors Pat O' Brien and Ronald Reagan as "The Gipper")
* Multi-carrier dark fiber optic worldwide network accessible from this facility


214 1/2 South Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46601 (St Joseph County)

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