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The seat count given for the State is inaccurate. It once sat 770, as restored it seats 550. Americans are a lot fatter now. The seats in the restored theater were donated from the Kennedy Center and rebuilt to match the originals. Fully restored to its 1930’s art deco style it is a beautiful house. During the restoration the theater facility nearly tripled in size to add additional facilities including a second “black box theater” which holds 75. The State now has a full schedule of movies and live performance. It is in partnership with the Library of Congress National Center for Media and will be showing films from their collection on a regular basis. The State has digital and 35 mm capability.
Not closed. Now state of the arts performance center abd movie theater after 9.5 million renovation
correction to above a nine and a half million dollar renovation
The State is reborn after a nine year nine and a half million dollar renovation. It is a working movie theater and a world class performance center. Partnering with the Library of Congress, the stare has both 35 mm capability and state of the are digital. Grand opening is May 11 with Lyle Lovett. Starting in 2014 the State and the Library of Congress will be hosting the National celebration of film.m, an annual festival