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They have really upped their game

The state has been a progression and now they’ve really upped their game. It’s a great location... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Scott S
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Modesto, California
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Science on screen was fabulous!

We've enjoyed science on screen with scientist speakers, the poetry slam, and movies here. This... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
Dorene A
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“old style”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The state has been a progression and now they’ve really upped their game. It’s a great location. I don’t go there often But when I am looking for something unique that the big theaters will not have I always check the state

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Scott S
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Came here to attend the Warren Miller film tour. Getting close to the address quickly turned into a traffic nightmare as numerous streets were closed off, including the street with this theater. Apparently, there was some kind of downtown activity. It would have been nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kitman
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We've enjoyed science on screen with scientist speakers, the poetry slam, and movies here. This theatre is a gem and they support the community with many creative offerings and concerts!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dorene A
Reviewed June 28, 2018

The State Theatre is a real gem in Modesto’s downtown area! It’s an old structure that was restored some years ago and offers a variety of entertainment activities, including movies that may not be shown in other theaters. The food is excellent and includes fresh...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best venues in Modesto, whether you are catching a movie, a musical group, a comedian, or anything else they provide. The staff is friendly and helpful, the concessions provide plenty of selections, and the restored theater is gorgeous (even the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ReneeW1
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We visit the State a couple of weeks ago to see Humphrey Bogart in the movie "In A Lonely Place". The movie was quality, the picture was quality, the sound was quality. So what was my issue for only giving an "Average" rating? The movie...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Richard W
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

No matter your reason to be at The State....GO! Been there often and just love what they do. Local! Great films! Just saw Paula Poundstone there again last night. It was packed. Not too big of a space. Just right. Check it out and enjoy...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank blessingmead0w
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Great movie. Most of the film's that we see, we see at this theater. It's Modesto's "art" house for serious American and international films.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank pategenberger
Reviewed January 12, 2018

This is a beautiful theatre! The decor, the stage, sound and lighting was great. The seats were ok, but could be uncomfortable if sitting for long periods of time. Overall great experience.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MsKiesha
Reviewed October 10, 2017

This art house theater also shows some current films and occasionally a vintage film. The schedule is on line or a printed version is available at the theater. In addition to cocktails, they have wine and quite an assortment of food, and their popcorn has...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Alice M
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