Movies On My Mind

By: Arnold Anthony Schmidt A Camera’s Eye View (The Power of the Dog and Macbeth) Okay, let’s just get the awards buzz out of the way right up front. Both The Power of the Dog directed by Jane Campion and Macbeth directed by Joel […]

Movies On My Mind

By: Arnold Anthony Schmidt Re-living the Past (Being the Ricardos, Last Night in SoHo) Recently, I wrote about the ways holiday films use the past to evoke nostalgia. Two very different recent films also take viewers on […]

Movies On My Mind

By: Arnold Anthony Schmidt Making Memories at the Movies with Holiday Classics (It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, A Christmas Story) When thinking about holiday movies, a word that might […]

New Website

Check out my two favorite upgrades from our new website.

Memberships just got a whole lot easier at The State!

The State has a new way for members to redeem their member benefits when purchasing tickets. Now there’s no need to carry a card or wait in line at the box office!

Modesto Film Society

Monthly screenings dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of films of exceptional quality and significance, all of which are open to members at either no charge or discounted admission price.


2021 has us shining brighter than ever down J Street! We are very excited about our new and improved neon renovations. While keeping its timeless charm, The State remains dedicated […]