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State Theatre
Address 220 N Washington St
Falls Church, VA 22046-4517
Location Washington metropolitan area
Owner Timeless Entertainment
Capacity 850
Opened January 27, 1936 (1936-01-27)
Building details
General information
Renovated 1998-99
Renovation cost $2 million
($3.33 million in 2022 dollars )
Renovating team
Architect Martinez+Johnson

The State Theatre is a restaurant and concert venue in Falls Church, Virginia. Built in 1936, the venue operated as a movie theater until 1988. The theatre reopened in 1999 as a events hall and music theatre. The closest Metro station is the East Falls Church Metro station.


It was one of the first theatres on the East Coast to be air-conditioned centrally. It was the flagship of the family-owned "Neighborhood Theatres" chain which also operated: the Glebe Theater and Buckingham Theater in Arlington County, Virginia and the Jefferson Theater in Falls Church, VA.

The first film shown was Thanks a Million starring Dick Powell. On November 27, 1988 the State closed its doors after a final showing of Die Hard starring Bruce Willis. A multimillion-dollar restoration in the late 1990s turned it into a venue for live music and private events. The full theatrical stage is original, as are the 200 balcony seats and the two lobbies.

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