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Coordinates: 38°52′58″N 77°10′11″W / 38.8829°N 77.1696°W / 38.8829; -77.1696

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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
($2.61 million in 2018 dollars2018)
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.

About

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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