State Theater

322 Main Street,
Woodland, CA 95695

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terrywade on November 19, 2017 at 3:36 pm

They did a semi nice job in the large cinema but they have the pre show white lights so high It ruins the screen image. Bring on some color blue lights like they had before. The other cinemas are way to small for me. At least Cinema West has saved the State for a future generation to enjoy. The new generation has no idea how nice the place was before with curtains and color lights.

Trolleyguy on September 9, 2017 at 11:02 am

Just added a picture of the new stylized marquee and front of the theater and a picture of an auditorium.

Trolleyguy on June 19, 2017 at 2:44 pm

The State is reopening Friday June 30, 2017 after being shut for renovations since 2010.

Trolleyguy on August 17, 2015 at 8:09 am

Just added a photo of the auditorium renovation.

Trolleyguy on August 13, 2015 at 9:35 am

Work has started to rebuild the State into a 10-screen multiplex scheduled to open in 2016. Copy and paste the following link to read the story:

CSWalczak on December 16, 2010 at 10:13 am

An update on the wrangling over the future of the State and a competing proposal:

CSWalczak on September 6, 2010 at 9:51 am

Let us hope that the plan that would include the current State building as part of a new multiplex is the one that succeeds in getting approved. A similar plan helped bring the Alameda Theater in Oakland back to cinema use.

Trolleyguy on September 6, 2010 at 7:45 am

Here is another article on the closing:

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Check out the slide show that accompanies the article. This theater could be expanded and re-opened.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 6, 2010 at 4:09 am

The intro currently says the State was built by Redland Theatres. It should read Redwood Theatres.

Also, the article CWalczak linked to on Dec 8, 2009, credits both S. Charles Lee and William B. David with the design of this theater. It’s probably correct. David was connected with Redwood Theatres from the mid-1930s to the mid-1940s, serving as the chain’s construction manager and a vice president.

CSWalczak on September 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm

It is sad to report, but according to a brief mention in this article, this theater is closing as of September 6, 2010 after seventy-three years: View link

CSWalczak on December 8, 2009 at 3:53 pm

This article shows a picture of the State not long after its opening before, according to the article, the highway commission forced the theater to remove its original marquee and signage, replacing them with the current rather bland facade that gives little hint that the theater originally was an S. Charles design:
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kencmcintyre on February 11, 2008 at 7:52 pm

Here are some additional photos, circa 1999:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 20, 2007 at 9:02 am

Some photographs and details on the State Theater here: