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IUSB asks for locals to help them uncover State Theater history

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The State Theater has been in downtown South Bend since 1921, so it's a good bet that many people in the area have memories of the theater. If you're one of them, Indiana University South Bend and the theater's general manager want to hear from you.

The school will be working with the State Theater on a project designed to "capture and preserve the history" of the theater. They'll be recording peoples' memories and experiences of the theater in photographs as well as written word, audio recording and video interviews.

The team will be taking part in Downtown South Bend's First Friday celebration, which is appropriately themed "Vintage Downtown." They'll be at the theater from 5 p.m. to 8 interviewing people and they want to talk to anyone who has information on or memories of the theater.

"Uncovering and preserving the rich history of this building is critical to me as we move forward," said State Theater's general manager Drew Elegante. "This place will probably never be exactly as it was, but we want to celebrate that history and provide some continuity into the future."

If you have any questions about the project you can contact Elegante by e-mail at Andrew.Elegante@TheStateSB.com.

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