January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Murphy Theatre opened in downtown Wilmington in 1918. After operating as a Vaudeville theater, it was leased to Chakeres Theaters in 1929. In 1989, the theatre was purchased by a local group of citizens who sold stock options to save the theatre. Since the great work of these enterprising citizens, the Murphy Theatre continues to operate to this day.
When the State Theater opened its doors in 1942, it presented the movie “The Fleet’s In,” starring Dorothy Lamour and William Holden. At the time of the opening of the State, there were two other movie theaters located in downtown Elizabethtown. Once the State opened however, it quickly became the premier movie house in the downtown area.