State Theatre

220 N. Washington Street,
Falls Church, VA 22046

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State Theatre, Falls Church, VA

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Opened on January 27, 1936 with Dick Powell in “Thanks a Million”, the State Theatre was a popular movie house until closing in November 1988.

The theater reopened after going dark for almost ten years and was given a multi-million dollar restoration in the late-1990’s. Although the seating configuration has changed to accomodate live events and private functions, the State’s balcony has retained its original look and its original 200 seats. Minutes away from DC, the State has become a local hot spot again.

Contributed by Ross Melnick, Chrisi Rogers

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 17, 2007 at 4:45 pm

Thats a beauty. It looks just like the photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 18, 2008 at 2:22 pm

I’m not sure which side of the building is in this photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 13, 2008 at 6:48 am

Here is a recent night view.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 23, 2008 at 6:18 am

This is a recent shot of the marquee.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on September 27, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Here are a couple of shots of the State from March 2008. Although the interior has had some major renovations, it is still a great venue: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 20, 2008 at 1:35 pm

There seem to be two different site for this theater, this one and the one at the top of the page:
http://www.thestatetheatre.com/index.xml

Here is an undated photo:
http://tinyurl.com/8fuvgs

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 7, 2009 at 4:43 pm

A December 2008 photo can be seen here.

stopngosteve
stopngosteve on January 17, 2011 at 9:10 am

Love this place! My buddy & I saw “Jaws” and “Can’t stop the music” (yes, the village people movie) there.

slockeco
slockeco on January 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

worked here in ‘87 and '88, just before it shut down. Nice to see the improvements. They ran a couple marathons over weekends, but I can’t remember the genre now…

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