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This Week At The State

New Release
Sep. 29, 2022 - Oct. 6, 2022
New Release
Sep. 29, 2022 - Oct. 6, 2022
Comedy

We Own The Laughs: Modesto ~ Starring Kabir Singh

Sep. 30, 2022

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New Release
Sep. 29, 2022 - Oct. 6, 2022
New Release
Sep. 29, 2022 - Oct. 6, 2022
Donuts, Coffee and Cartoons
Oct. 1, 2022
New Release
Oct. 7 - 10, 2022
Halloween at The State
Oct. 7 - 9, 2022
Halloween at The State
Oct. 8, 2022

Live Events

Comedy

We Own The Laughs: Modesto ~ Starring Kabir Singh

Sep. 30, 2022
Concerts

The State Theatre presents: Ronstadt Revival

Oct. 7, 2022
Concerts

Leonid & Friends

Oct. 19, 2022
Halloween at The State

Nightmare on J Street with Glitter Coven Cabaret

Oct. 29, 2022
Concerts

Forejour – Tribute to Foreigner & Journey

Nov. 5, 2022
Concerts

Modesto Performing Arts presents: A tribute to the music of Patsy Cline starring Joni Morris accompanied by David Bean

Nov. 6, 2022

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Movies On My Mind

“The Manchurian Candidate: A Political Thriller That Packs a Wallop”  By Arnold Anthony Schmidt  Back in the day, talk of the Beatles and “Beatle-mania” saturated the news. My mother claimed that, when it came pop star frenzy, her generation had all of us (then) young people beat. After all, she’d been one of the thousands of […]

Movies On My Mind

Spectacle & Personality: Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette  By Arnold Anthony Schmidt  Legend has it that Marie Antoinette, when confronted with the poverty of breadless peasants, reportedly said “let them eat cake.” This is one of those “facts” that we all know about the eighteenth-century French queen, and it’s actually not true. For the many who […]

Movies On My Mind

Rebel Without a Cause and “The Kids Today!” By Arnold Anthony Schmidt It seems as if people have always complained about “the kids today!” Those young people don’t respect their elders. They’re wild. Too sexual. The satirist Juvenal, writing in the second century, paints Roman youth – and, in fairness, pretty much everyone else! – […]

Movies On My Mind

Kiss Me Deadly: A Classic Film Noir with a Twist  By Arnold Anthony Schmid Admit it: when you think about film noir, you don’t associate it with the nineteenth-century Pre-Raphaelite poet Christina Rossetti! Yet the suggestive role played by Rossetti’s 1862 sonnet “Remember” in Kiss Me Deadly illustrates only one of the many things that make […]

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