Stoughton selectwoman fondly recalls the State Theatre’s glory days

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Stoughton’s State Theatre hosted many types of events from the time it opened in 1927 as a vaudeville and movie palace until it closed in 2007.

The theater was known as the Stoughton Cinema Pub when the owners of that business shut down operations in November 2007, citing out-of-control utility costs. The Stoughton Little Theatre’s December 2007 production of “A Christmas Carol” was the last event held in the 1,000-seat venue.

Stoughton Selectwoman Cynthia Walsh said she attended events at the theater for almost 60 years. As someone who doesn’t drive, she said, its closing has made attending movies and shows that much harder.

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