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 come to mind is “nostalgia,” seeing the present in light of the past, a past “Golden Age” that we often remember as perfect. We look […]

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