“The Show Begins on the Sidewalk” was the vision of State Theatre’s architect S. Charles Lee when it opened on Christmas Day, 1934. For the past eight decades, The State has served as a community hub for thought-provoking entertainment, education and enlightenment.

Now a locally owned nonprofit, the State Theatre:

  • Offers an intimate and affordable venue for concerts performances and fundraising events
  • Screens more than 100 independent, contemporary, classic and cult films , a 48 Hour Film Festival and
  • sponsors a film making camp for community youth
  • Partners with The Stanislaus County Office of Education and Lawrence Livermore Lab for science, math and arts-based programs, all at no charge to students
  • Hosts the MAMA music awards, The ILL Poetry Slams, Strut Studio of Dance and The Modesto Film Society

Our next eight decades begin with your membership. Please partner with us to help sustain and expand these programs and to preserve this community’s remarkable historic landmark.

 

Fan ($50)

  • 2 free popcorn vouchers
  • 4 free movie passes
  • Discount to Modesto Film Society (MFS) screenings

 

 Become A Fan

 

Understudy ($150)

  • 4 free popcorn vouchers
  • 8 free movie passes
  • 1 free admission to Modesto Film Society (MFS) screenings

 

 Become An Understudy

 

Star ($250)

  • 6 free popcorn vouchers
  • 12 free movie passes
  • 2 free admissions to each MFS screenings
  • $1 off on regularly scheduled films
  • Onscreen recognition

 

 Become A Star

 

Director ($500)

  • 8 free popcorn vouchers
  • 16 free movie passes
  • 4 free admissions to each MFS screenings
  • $1 off on regularly scheduled films
  • Onscreen recognition

 

 Become A Director

 

Producer ($1,500)

  • 10 free popcorn vouchers
  • 16 free guest movie passes
  • 1 Golden Ticket entitling holder to unlimited FREE admission to regularly scheduled films
  • Onscreen recognition

 

 Become A Producer

 

Executive Producer ($2,500)

  • 10 free popcorn vouchers
  • 16 free guest movie passes
  • 2 Golden Tickets entitling each holder to unlimited FREE admission to regularly scheduled films
  • Recognition on our marquee!

 

 Become An Executive Producer

 

Movie Mogul ($5,000)

  • 10 free popcorn vouchers
  • 16 free guest movie passes
  • 2 Golden Tickets entitling each holder to unlimited FREE admission to regularly scheduled films
  • Recognition on our marquee!
  • Free private screening for up to 24 in The State’s new Jewel Box theatre

 

 Become A Movie Mogul