Bring Your Dog To A Movie
Yes, that means you can come to see Balto with your best (dog) friend!
Big Brother and The Holding Company
SUN. OCT. 8
Donuts, Coffee & Cartoons
Doors at 9; film at 10 a.m.
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Women rock musicians delivering authentic AC/DC
The Columbia Big Band
A line-up of seasoned musicians who not only look the part of KISS but also musically perform at a professional caliber unmatched in the tribute genre.
Modesto Film Society
Monthly screenings dedicated to the exhibition & preservation of films of exceptional quality and significance, all of which are open to members at either no charge or a discounted admission price.
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This Week At The State
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News & Announcements
“Campy Comedy Matinee Delivers Laughs & Romance, as well as a Wacky Lesson in Film History” By Arnold Anthony Schmidt Sometimes, films capture the essence of a particular moment in social and film history, and Joe Dante’s Matinee is just such a film. Set during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, it entertains audiences with a […]
Sarah Polley’s Women Talking: A Movie of Ideas By Arnold Anthony Schmidt As might be expected, the most intriguing thing about director Sarah Polley’s film Women Talking, nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars, is what the women talk about. The film treats sexual violence, but only a hint of that appears on […]
“The World Turned Upside Down: The Transformative Energy of Cabaret” By Arnold Anthony Schmidt Powerful art often comes out of personal experiences, especially experiences undergone at moments of profound historical and social transformation. Such is the case with Bob Fosse’s Cabaret (1972), which stars Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Joel Grey. Set in 1931, the […]
“Trading Places: A Comic Switch with an Eye on Eddie Murphy” By Arnold Anthony Schmidt Most of us have spent time daydreaming about “what if?” What if we were richer? Smarter? More athletic? Less shy? Lots of things. In the course of dreaming, we perhaps consider which person in the world we’d like to change […]