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 trips back to yesterday, where what has come before reflects our society today.  Being the Ricardos, starring Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball and Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz, recreates a week in the life of what was then the era’s most prominent television couple. It’s scripted and […]

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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 to bringing joy to the valley one show at a time.