The last vintage Kodachrome slide of the theaters built by the Johnson Construction Company is of the State Theatre in Wayne, Michigan. Albert S. Johnson Jr.'s list shows this as a 1946 project, and my grandfather (Albert S. Johnson Sr.) shot a slide two years later in June 1948.
Al's slide shows the beautiful curved entrance with three pairs of the familiar art moderne style double doors in natural color. An impressive curved marquee wraps around a corner of the building and features a vertical neon "State" sign on top.
The theater stands at 35310 W. Michigan Ave and is one of a handful of Johnson-built theaters that is still open as a luxury cinema complex with three movie screens and one live performance stage.
The Cinema Treasures website offers this history: "The State Theater was first operated by the Shafers in 1946 for Wayne Amusements...The State Wayne Theater was originally a single screen theater, later carved in[to] 4 screens, when National Amusements operated the theater... By 2012 it was operated by Phoenix Theatres and in 2015 was playing first run movies."